1st Edition

A Critical Edition of Thomas Middleton's The Witch





ISBN 9780367184018
Published June 16, 2019 by Routledge
307 Pages

USD $135.00

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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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