Three Jacobean Witchcraft Plays (Revels Companionl Library) (Paperback)

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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 the Author

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719019531
ISBN-10: 0719019532
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 1986
Pages: 260
Language: English
Series: Revels Companionl Library