The Witch of Edmonton

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Manchester University Press, 1999 - Drama - 149 pages
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The Witch of Edmonton has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time. This edition offers a thorough reconsideration of the text with a complete transcription of the original pamphlet by Henry Goodcole. This edition will be of particular interest not only to students of Renaissance Drama but also of the cultural history of the seventeenth century. Open University adopted text (for their new Renaissance Drama module).

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Review: The Witch of Edmonton: By William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford

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I had to read this for an essay. It was okay, a bit confusing at times but I think I understood what I needed to for my essay. Read full review

Review: The Witch of Edmonton: By William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford

User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

Not a fan! Other than the talking devil-dog this was pretty hard going. Might have a change of rating after studying it in a few weeks time - but at the moment it's not looking hopeful! Read full review

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Peter Corbin was General Editor of the Revels Plays Companion Library and is Honorary Fellow in the School of Drama and Music at the University of Exeter

Douglas Sedge is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter

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