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Staging the superstitions of early modern Europe / edited by Verena Theile and Andrew McCarthy.

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    Farnham : Ashgate, 2013.

  • Editor

    Theile, Verena,

    McCarthy, Andrew D.,

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Occultism

    English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism

    Supernatural in literature

    Religion and drama

    Theater England History 17th century

    Superstition in literature

    Superstition Europe History

    Theater England History 16th century

    English drama 17th century History and criticism

Contents: Introduction -- Popular magic, witchcraft, and Lutheran religious literature/ Peter A. Morton -- "Let not phantasies misgouerne you": entertainment as religious polemic (the case of Barnabe Riche)/ Adam H. Kitzes -- Early modern literary engagements with fear, witchcraft, the devil, and that damned Dr. Faustus/ Verena Theile -- The supernatural on the stage: an analysis of early modern literary and theatrical representations of Lancashire's witches and demons/ Deborah Lea -- Vision on trial in The late Lancashire witches/ Meg F. Pearson -- The joint-stool on the early modern stage: witches, wives and murderers in Macbeth and Arden of Faversham /Kristina E. Caton -- The medicalization of "midnight hags": perverting post-menopausal and political motherhood in Macbeth /Hilda H. Ma -- "Such a sinner of his memory": Prospero, Bruno, and the failures of neo-Platonic memory magic /Liberty Stanavage -- Prophesies, dreams, and the plays of John Lyly /Per Sivefors -- Travelers' tales: magic and superstition on early modern European and London stages /M.A. Katritzky.