The Witch of Edmonton

Author:   Lucy Munro (King's College London, UK) ,  Dolan
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781904271529


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 December 2016
Format:   Paperback
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The Witch of Edmonton


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On 19 April 1621, a woman named Elizabeth Sawyer was hanged at Tyburn. Her story was on the bookstalls within days and within weeks was adapted for the stage as The Witch of Edmonton. The devil stalks Edmonton in the shape of a large black dog and, just as Elizabeth Sawyer makes her demonic pact, the newlywed Frank Thorney enters into his own dark bargain in the shape of a second, bigamous marriage. Torn between sympathy for Sawyer and Thorney and a clear-eyed assessment of their crimes, the play was the finest and most nuanced treatment of witchcraft that the stage would see for centuries. Lucy Munro's introduction provides students and scholars with a detailed understanding of this complex play.

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Author:   Lucy Munro (King's College London, UK) ,  Dolan
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   The Arden Shakespeare
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.350kg
ISBN:  

9781904271529


ISBN 10:   1904271529
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   15 December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Lucy Munro is Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at King's College London, UK. She is also Secretary of the Marlowe Society of America, Publicity Officer for the Malone Society, and a member of the Architecture Research Group at Shakespeare's Globe and the steering group of the London Renaissance Seminar.

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