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Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays By Peter Corbin

Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays by Peter Corbin

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Summary

The three plays in this volume reflect the variety of belief in witches and practice of witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Jacobean understanding of witchcraft is illuminated by the close study of these contrasting texts in relation to each other, and other contemporary works.

Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays Summary

Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays by Peter Corbin

For Jacobean society, witchcraft was a potent and very real force, an area of sharp controversy in which King James I himself participated and a phenomenon that attracted many dramatists and writers. The three plays in this volume reflect the variety of belief in witches and practice of witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Jacobean understanding of witchcraft is illuminated by the close study of these contrasting texts in relation to each other, and to other contemporary works: "The Masque of Queenes", "Dr Faustus", "Macbeth, and "The Tempest". The introduction and commentaries explore the theatrical potential of plays which, with the exception of "The Witch of Edmonton", have been hitherto lost to the dramatic repertory.

About Peter Corbin

Peter Corbin is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter

Table of Contents

Introduction: general; "The Tragedy of Sophonisba"; The Witch"; "The Witch of Edmonton"; a note on the texts. The plays: "The Wonder of Women" or "The Tragedy of Sophonisba"; "The Witch"; "The Witch of Edmonton"; commentary; textual collation. Appendix: music fo "The Witch".

Additional information

GOR004124927
9780719019531
0719019532
Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays by Peter Corbin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1986-10-20
260
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