Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 October 1999

160 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719052477

Bookseller Code (01)

The Witch of Edmonton

by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford

Peter Corbin and Douglas Sedge

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Student Editions MUP

  • 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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