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A Critical Edition of Thomas Middleton's The Witch

1st Edition

By Thomas Middleton

Edited by Edward J. Esche


307 pages

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Published in 1993: The first modern scholarly edition of the author's play, not published until 1778. Sebastian reclaims his betrothed from Antonio; the Duchess avenges herself on the Duke for making her drink from her father; and Abberzanes and Francesca have an illicite affair. The witches are credible forces of evil.

Table of Contents

1. Rationale for editing The Witch 2. A short life of Thomas Middleton 3. The manuscript 4. The Reed-Steevens editorship controversy 5. Date 6. Sources 7. Witchcraft in the Renaissance popular imagination 8. The play 9. Principles of this edition

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