The Witch of Edmonton

This edition shows how the play generates sympathy for both and how contemporaries would have responded to its presentation of village life and witchcraft.

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

It is a historical phenomenon that while thousands of women were being burnt as witches in early modern Europe, the English - although there were a few celebrated trials and executions, one of which the play dramatises - were not widely infected by the witch-craze. The stage seems to have provided an outlet for anxieties about witchcraft, as well as an opportunity for public analysis. The Witch of Edmonton (1621) manifests this fundamentally reasonable attitude, with Dekker insisting on justice for the poor and oppressed, Ford providing psychological character studies, and Rowley the clowning. The village community of Edmonton feels threatened by two misfits, Old Mother Sawyer, who has turned to the devil to aid her against her unfeeling neighbours, and Frank, who refuses to marry the woman of his father's choice and ends up murdering her. This edition shows how the play generates sympathy for both and how contemporaries would have responded to its presentation of village life and witchcraft.

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The Witch of Edmonton
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: John Ford, Thomas Dekker, William Rowley
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

It is a historical phenomenon that while thousands of women were being burnt as witches in early modern Europe, the English - although there were a few celebrated trials and executions, one of which the play dramatises - were not widely infected by the witch-craze. The stage seems to have
The Witch of Edmonton
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Thomas Dekker
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-24 - Publisher: Independently Published

Elizabeth Sawyer is old, poor, malformed, and ugly. She faces the scorn of many and the persecution of most. At her wit's end, she engages in a deal with the devil who appears in the form of a black dog. The consequences of this pact with Lucifer is most tellingly
The Witch of Edmonton
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Lucy Munro
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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
The Witch of Edmonton
Language: en
Pages: 872
Authors: Etta Soiref Onat, Thomas Dekker, John Ford
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1953 - Publisher:

Books about The Witch of Edmonton
The lady's trial. The sun's darling. The witch of Edmonton. Fames̕ memorial. Poems. Honour triumphant. A line of life. Glossarial index
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Ford
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1895 - Publisher:

Books about The lady's trial. The sun's darling. The witch of Edmonton. Fames̕ memorial. Poems. Honour triumphant. A line of life. Glossarial index

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