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

Publication:
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2013.
Series:
Studies in performance and early modern drama.
Studies in performance and early modern drama
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Superstition in literature.
Superstition -- Europe -- History.
Religion and drama.
Theater -- England -- History.
Supernatural in literature.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English drama.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Religion and drama.
Supernatural in literature.
Superstition.
Superstition in literature.
Theater.
England.
Europe.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Contents:
Introduction: Superstitions, Literature, History, and the Creative Imagination / Verena Theile and Andrew D. McCarthy
Part I. Early Modern Superstitions: Religion, Reformation, and the History of Fear: 1. Popular Magic, Witchcraft, and Lutheran Religious Literature / Peter A. Morton; 2. "Let not Phantasies Misgouerne You": Entertainment as Religious Polemic (The Case of Barnabe Riche) / Adam H. Kitzes; 3. Early Modern Literary Engagements with Fear, Witchcraft, the Devil, and that Damned Dr. Faustus / Verena Theile
Part. 2. Witchcraft on Trial: 4. The Supernatural on the Stage: An Analysis of Early Modern Literary and Theatrical Representations of Lancashire's Witches and Demons / Deborah Lea; 5. Vision on Trial in The Late Lancashire Witches / Meg F. Pearson; 6. The Joint-Stool on the Early Modern Stage: Witches, Wives, and Murderers in Macbeth and Arden of Faversham / Kristina E. Caton; 7. The Medicalization of "Midnight Hags": Perverting Post-Menopausal and Political Motherhood in Macbeth / Hilda H. Ma
Part. 3 Stage Dissections: 8. "Such a Sinner of His Memory": Prospero, Bruno, and the Failures of Neo-Platonic Memory Magic / Liberty Stanavage; 9. Prophecies, Dreams, and the Plays of John Lyly / Per Sivefors; 10. Travelers' Tales: Magic and Superstition on Early Modern European and London Stages / M A Katritzky.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Theile, Verena.
McCarthy, Andrew D.
ISBN:
9781409440086
1409440087
9781409440093
9781409474302
OCLC:
798498953
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