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Magical transformations on the early modern English stage

Author: Lisa Hopkins; Helen Ostovich
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, [2014]
Series: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Hopkins; Helen Ostovich
ISBN: 9781472432865 147243286X 1472432886 9781472432889 1472432878 9781472432872
OCLC Number: 881824186
Description: ix, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Transformations and the Ideology of Witchcraft Staged Helen Ostovich and Lisa Hopkins Part I Demons and Pacts 1 Magic and the Decline of Demons: A View from the Stage Barbara H. Traister 2 Who the Devil is in Charge? Mastery and the Faustian Pact on the Early Modern Stage Bronwyn Johnston 3 Danger in Words: Faustus, Slade, and the Demonologists Part II Rites to Believe 4 "The Charm's Wound Up": Supernatural Ritual in Macbeth Alisa Manninen 5 Demonising Macbeth Verena Theile 6 Hermetic Miracles in The Winter's Tale Jill Delsigne Part III Learned Magic 7 "We ring this round with our invoking spells": Magic as Embedded Authorship in The Merry Devil of Edmonton Peter Kirwan 8 Boiled Brains, 'Inward Pinches', and Alchemical Tempering in The Tempest Jasmine Lellock 9 Profit and Delight? Magic and the Dreams of a Nation Lisa Hopkins Part IV Local Witchcraft 10 Three Wax Images, Two Italian Gentleman, and One English Queen Brett D. Hirsch 11 'In good reporte and honest estimacion amongst her neighbours': Cunning Women in the Star Chamber and on the Stage in Early Modern England Judith Bonzol 12 'A witch, a queen, an old cozening quean!': Image Magic and Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor Jessica Dell 13 'Gingerbread Progeny' in Bartholomew Fair Helen Ostovich 14 'My poor fiddle is bewitched': Music, Magic, and the Theatre in The Witch of Edmonton and The Late Lancashire Witches Andrew Loeb
Series Title: Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Responsibility: edited by Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Helen Ostovich, McMaster University, Canada.
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