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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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"Magical Transformations on the Early Modern Stage furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. It considers the ways in which performances of magic reflect and feed into a sense of national identity, both in the form of magic contests and in its recurrent linkage to national defence; the extent to which magic can trope other concerns, and what
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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: Machine generated contents note: pt. 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 / Laura Levine --
pt. 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 --
pt. 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 --
pt. IV LOCAL WITCHCRAFT --
10.Three Wax Images, Two Italian Gentlemen, and One English Queen / Brett D. Hirsch Note continued: 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 quean, 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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