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Witch of Edmonton (Paperback) (Thomas Dekker & John Ford & William Rowley)
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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 asThe 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 complex treatment of witchcraft that the stage would see for centuries.
Number of Pages: 302
Series Title: Arden Early Modern Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Thomas Dekker & John Ford & William Rowley
Street Date: December 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5070
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