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The Witches

Author : Roald Dahl
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A collection of seven short plays based on Roald Dahl's book includes plays that are for three or four actors and a couple that are ideal for performance by a whole class. Reprint.

The Witch in History

Author : Diane Purkiss
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'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

Making Sense of Macbeth a Students Guide to Shakespeare s Play Includes Study Guide Biography and Modern Retelling

Author : William Shakespeare
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How can you appreciate Shakespeare when you have no idea what he’s saying?! If you’ve ever sat down with the Bard and found yourself scratching your head at words like Quondam, Younker, or Ebon then this bundled book is just for you! Inside you will find a comprehensive study guide, a biography about the life and times of Shakespeare, and a modern retelling (along with the original text) of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Each section of this book may also be purchased individually.

The French Play

Author : Les Essif
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Incorporating a wide array of subjects pertaining to planning, producing, analysing, and theorising theatre, this edition includes valuable strategies for re-creating theatre for students whose first language is not French.

Gender Speech and Audience Reception in Early Modern England

Author : Kathleen Kalpin Smith
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This book makes a significant contribution to recent scholarship on the ways in which women responded to the regulation of their behavior by focusing on representations of women speakers and their audiences in moments Smith identifies as "scenes of speech." This new approach, examining speech exchanges between a speaker and audience in which both anticipate, interact with, and respond to each other and each other's expectations, demonstrates that the prescriptive process involves a dynamic exchange in which each side plays a role in establishing and contesting the boundaries of acceptable speech for women. Drawing from a wide range of evidence, including pamphlets, diaries, illustrations, and plays, the book interprets the various and at times contradictory representations and reception of women’s speech that circulated in early modern England. Speech scenes examined within include wives' speech to their husbands in private, private speech between women, public speech before death, and the speech of witches. Looking at scenes of women’s speech from male and female authors, Smith argues that these early modern texts illustrate a means through which societal regulations were negotiated and modified. This book will appeal to those with an interest in early modern drama, including the playwrights Shakespeare, Cary, Webster, Fletcher, and Middleton, as well as readers of non-dramatic early modern literary texts. The volume is of particular use for scholars working in the areas of early modern literature and culture, women’s history, gender studies, and performance studies.

William Shakespeare s Macbeth

Author : Alexander Leggatt
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This guide to Shakespeare's play presents introductory comments on the contexts, critical history and performance of the text; annotated extracts from key contextual documents; cross references between documents and sections of the guide; suggestions for further reading.

The Witches of Wakeman

Author : Betsy Haynes
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Beth Barry tries out for "The Witches' Cauldron" and is disappointed to learn that the snobby leader of the Fantastic Four gets the lead, even though she cannot act.

Beyond the Witch Trials

Author : Owen Davies
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Beyond the witch trials provides an important collection of essays on the nature of witchcraft and magic in European society during the Enlightenment. The book is innovative not only because it pushes forward the study of witchcraft into the eighteenth century, but because it provides the reader with a challenging variety of different approaches and sources of information. The essays, which cover England, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, examine the experience of and attitudes towards witchcraft from both above and below. While they demonstrate the continued widespread fear of witches amongst the masses, they also provide a corrective to the notion that intellectual society lost interest in the question of witchcraft. While witchcraft prosecutions were comparatively rare by the mid-eighteenth century, the intellectual debate did no disappear; it either became more private or refocused on such issues as possession. The contributors come from different academic disciplines, and by borrowing from literary theory, archaeology and folklore they move beyond the usual historical perspectives and sources. They emphasise the importance of studying such themes as the aftermath of witch trials, the continued role of cunning-folk in society, and the nature of the witchcraft discourse in different social contexts. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the decline of the European witch trials and the continued importance of witchcraft and magic during the Enlightenment. More generally it will appeal to those with a lively interest in the cultural history of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the first of a two-volume set of books looking at the phenomenon of witchcraft, magic and the occult in Europe since the seventeenth century.

The Witches in Love Collection 4 Fantasy Fiction Romance Stories

Author : Elizabeth Reed
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The Witches in Love Collection: 4 Fantasy Fiction Romance Stories. All stories are also available to be bought as a standalone single story. Word Count 25,126. A Witch’s Touch Ethan is left on his sick bed with fatal battle wounds. Now all he awaits is for death to claim him. Instead, he is visited by a mystery woman who comes to his room each night to care for and nurse him back to good health. He is surprised by his record recovery, but even more so by his strong attraction to his new protector, who gives him a new will to live and grow strong again. Ava is returning a favour from Ethan, who had come to her aid in the past. She will see to it that Ethan lives on and becomes as strong as he was before. However, she has not counted on the favour bringing her closer to her patient as they spend more time together and bond. She knows that she must rid herself of these new found feelings towards Ethan before he finds out the truth about her—that she is a witch—and looks at her with disdain. Can there be any hope that Ethan and Ava will be able to save each other, and make a new, happier life together? To Woo a Witch Connor continues to turn up at Kaelyn’s cabin, determined to get her attention, but Kaelyn is not impressed by his attentions and keeps him at arm’s length. That is, until a violent storm takes place and she reluctantly grants him temporary shelter inside her home. Once in close proximity, Connor tells Kaelyn the surprising truth—that he has seen her in his dreams that started over five years ago, and he is now determined to get to know her better! Kaelyn is as confused by his words as she is by the effect that his presence has over her, as Connor ensures that they become closer—just as he had planned. But in a twist of fate, Kaelyn attempts to use her powers as a witch to save Connor’s sister Christina from an evil manifestation that has settled within the child’s mind. Only then does Kaelyn begin to realise the full extent of her feelings for Connor, as she battles to come back safely to him so they can be together once again! The Witch’s Torment Victor is overjoyed when a hooded woman uses her magical ability to save him from his elder brother, who is moments away from beheading him as punishment for following their father’s dying wish and claiming leadership of their land. The mysterious woman, Christina, is both beautiful and kind-hearted, and it is not long before Victor falls in love with her. But Christina is a tormented by a shadowy presence from her past that will not leave her be. Until she exorcises her nemesis, she knows that she cannot be around Victor and give in to the love that she has come to feel for him. The Witch’s Music Rebecca is outraged when the outlaw Nathan catches, robs and kidnaps her. She has little regard or respect for a man who seems to have such a poor moral code. But has Rebecca judged Nathan too quickly? Is it true when he tells her that he doesn’t have a choice in his deeds, and that he is freedom fighting for the good of the vulnerable people of his land against the wicked Lord Greyjoy? When Nathan is captured by Lord Greyjoy’s men, Rebecca must decide what she believes. The only way he stands a chance of being rescued is if she uses her magical flute to cast a spell that might just save his life – and her only chance at understanding her strange attraction to the outlaw is to ensure that Nathan lives.

How to Become a Witch

Author : Amber K
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Set forth on the Witch's path—this friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have nearly fifty years of Craft experience between them. They've taught hundreds of students the basics of Witchcraft, and now they're offering readers the same clear, structured guidance here. This Witchcraft book teaches you everything you need to know about Craft essentials: Ritual tools Daily practices Ethics Spellcasting Deepening your connection to nature Divination and dreams Sabbats and Esbats The Wheel of the Year Gods and Goddesses Pentagrams and other Craft symbols Training, initiation, and degrees Learn about Witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and—most importantly—how to grow magickally and spiritually.

The Witches of the Blue Well

Author : Paula Brackston
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A captivating new original 20-page short story by Paula Brackston, author of THE WINTER WITCH. The Witches of the Blue Well is the story of Ceri, a young woman in early eighteenth-century Wales whose grandmother always told her the magic blood of the women in their family flows through her veins. However, when famine and hardship come to their village, will Ceri be able to harness her magic to save herself and her sister? Or will her power bring about the destruction of all that she loves? With her signature enchanting style, Paula Brackston has penned an enthralling story set in the world of her novel THE WINTER WITCH. In addition to the short story, The Witches of the Blue Well, this ebook also contains a letter from author Paula Brackston on writing THE WINTER WITCH, an excerpt from Welsh Folk Lore: a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales – an authentic publication by the Reverend Elias Owen, from 1886, on witchcraft in Wales – and an excerpt from THE WINTER WITCH. The next novel, THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER is published by Corsair in December 2013.

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Author : Jill Murphy
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"I am a hopeless case - everything I do always does go wrong in the end." Mildred Hubble may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you'll ever have. ----- Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy, and somehow the disaster-prone Mildred has made it to Year Four. Even though everyone knows her as the Worst Witch in the School, she's secretly set her sights on winning the school's highest honour. Yes, Mildred wants to be Head Girl! Can she stay out of trouble and prove to everyone that even the worst witch can turn her fortunes around? Not if her arch-enemy Ethel Hallow has anything to do with it... 'The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever' - New Statesman Read the rest of Mildred's (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

The Witchcraft Sourcebook

Author : Brian P. Levack
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This collection of trial records, laws, treatises, sermons, speeches, woodcuttings, paintings and literary texts illustrates how contemporaries from various periods have perceived alleged witches and their activities.

The Witch of Edmonton

Author : William Rowley
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"The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time ..."--Back cover.

The Witches of Darygon

Author : Jenny Brix
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A fantasy novel in a different kind: Just so you could call "The Witches of Darygon" call. The student Jeremy isn’t confronted with characters as dwarves, gnomes or monsters, but he when he moves between reality and a parallel world he meet figures, as you may meet every day while shopping or driving on the bus. He notices changes in himself, for which he as his friends has no explanations. He notices the changes in the real world and also in the parallel world. Join Jeremy and his friends to Darygon to the exciting and eventful search for the causes and experience with them what a really true friendship can induce! If you want to learn more about the background of this story and the author, visit the fan-page, can be seen at the address

Yamada kun and the Seven Witches

Author : Miki Yoshikawa
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A BOY WITCH IS BORN?! It’s a brand-new year for Yamada-kun and the rest of the Student Council, and for once, everything seems to be normal…but not for long! In an attempt to get in Miyamura’s good graces, Kurosaki devises a plan to switch bodies with Yamada-kun. But instead of swapping bodies after they kiss, Kurosaki develops a strange and wonderful power—and becomes a (boy) witch! Not only that, but the Student Council discovers that they now have a whole other set of seven witches to worry about. When trying to learn about Kurosaki’s newfound witch power, Yamada-kun and Kurosaki encounter a suspicious, long-haired boy. Could he be the new Seventh Witch and hold the answers to all of the Student Council’s questions?

The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare

Author : William Shakespeare
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Wayward Witch

Author : Zoraida Córdova
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Infused with Latin American tradition—the Brooklyn Brujas series follows three sisters—and witches—as they develop their powers and battle magic in their hometown and worlds beyond. Rose Mortiz has always been a fixer, but lately she's been feeling lost. She has brand new powers that she doesn't understand, and her family is still trying to figure out how to function in the wake of her amnesiac father's return home. Then, on the night of her Death Day party, Rose discovers her father's memory loss has been a lie. As she rushes to his side, the two are ambushed and pulled through a portal to the land of Adas, a fairy realm hidden in the Caribbean Sea. There Rose is forced to work with a group of others to save Adas. Soon, she begins to discover the scope of her powers, the troubling truth about her father's past, and the sacrifices he made to save her sisters. But if Rose wants to return home so that she can repair her broken family, she must figure out how to heal Adas first. Brooklyn Brujas Series: Labyrinth Lost (Book 1): Alex's story—set in the mythical fantasy world of Los Lagos Bruja Born (Book 2): Lula's story—urban fantasy set on the streets of Brooklyn Wayward Witch (Book 3): Rose's story—set in the magical fairy realm of Adas

The plays and poems of William Shakspeare with the corrections and illustr of various commentators to which are added An essay on the chronological order of his plays an essay relative to Shakspeare and Jonson a dissertation on the three parts of King Henry vi an historical account of the English stage and notes By E Malone 10 vols in 11 pt

Author : William Shakespeare
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Witches of Bayport The Complete Enchanted Series Books 1 3

Author : Kristen Middleton
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A modern-day tale of adventure, romance, and witches. When shy, eighteen-year-old Kendra meets the new guy at school, Tyler, she can't help but be drawn to his irresistible charms. Soon, she agrees to visit his family's new shop, Secrets, and is drawn into a world that takes her breath away. Unfortunately, where magic reigns, so does danger, and she is forced into an adventure that leaves her racing against the clock to stop an evil curse. This set includes all of the stories in this series - Enchanted Secrets, Enchanted Objects, and Enchanted Spells. A clean adventure for ages 13 and older.