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The Witches a Set of Plays

Author : Roald Dahl
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Based on the beloved novel from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matlida! In these short plays, step into the shoes of the boy, the grandmother, or even the Grand High Witch of all the world! These dramatizations of Roald Dahl’s beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, the plays are easy to perform, have plenty of parts, and are sure to be great fun for everyone!

The Visual Spectacle of Witchcraft in Jacobean Plays

Author : Shokhan Rasool Ahmed
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The Visual Spectacle of Witchcraft in Jacobean Plays: Blackfriars Theatre is an ideal reference for early modern scholars and lecturers who seek a thorough and practical guide to stage directions in print and performance, and paying particular attention to the early texts as evidence of performance practice. Stage directions here are re-thought in the light of early theatre practice, and the issues of stage directions as evidence of performance practice and later interpolations, in association with witchcraft, of several Jacobean plays can be found in this book. This book includes a general introduction to Blackfriars witchcraft plays and the Jacobean theatre, a chronology, suggestions for further reading and discussing performance options on both indoor and outdoor playhouses, and a commentary. The illuminating and informative general introduction and the short introductions to individual plays have been revised in the light of current scholarship.

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

The Witch of Edmonton

Author : Thomas Dekker
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At the center of this remarkable 1621 play is the story of Elizabeth Sawyer, the titular “Witch of Edmonton,” a woman who had in fact been executed for the crime of witchcraft mere months before the play’s first performance. Described by the authors as a tragi-comedy and drawn in part from a pamphlet account of the trial then circulating, the play not only offers a riveting account of the contemporary superstitions embodied by the figure of the witch, but also delivers an implicit critique of the society that has created her. This edition of the work offers a compelling and informative introduction, thorough annotation, and a selection of contextual materials that helps set the play in the context of the “witch-craze” of Jacobean England.


Author : Joy Morton
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Written for students taking the AQA GCSE drama specification, this text aims to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding students need to succeed in the course. The book takes a "hands-on" approach with activities and practice in both the written and practical elements of the exam.

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 Witch

Author : Thomas Middleton
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The Witch (1615/16?), categorised by its author as 'a tragi-comedy', pits the intrigues of a group of Italian aristocrats against the malevolent practices of Hecate and her witches' coven, leaving the audience with the impression that human malevolence is by far the fiercer and more effective. This edition sets the play into its dramatic and literary contexts, ranging from Shakespeare's Macbeth and Middleton's own later tragedies to Reginald Scot's sceptical Discovery of Witchcraft and King James's virulent Daemonologie. It also argues that Middleton wrote it as a topical satire to capitalise on the scandal involving Frances Howard, who obtained a divorce from the Earl of Essex on the grounds that he had been sexually incapacitated by witchcraft; she was also rumoured to have tried to poison him. Middleton exposes his noble characters precisely by letting them get away with murder.

British and American Drama English For B A Sem 3 According to NEP 2020

Author : R. Bansal
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Contents: 1. Drama : Elements and Types 2. Literary Terms (Drama) 3. Othello (By William Shakespeare) 4. Macbeth (By William Shakespeare) 5. Arms And The Man (By George Bernard Shaw) 6. She Stoops To Conquer (By Oliver Goldsmith) 7. Look Back In Anger (By John Osborne) 8. Murder In The Cathedral (By T. S. Eliot) 9. A Street Car Named Desire (By Tennessee Williams) 10. The Glass Menagerie (By Tennessee Williams) 11. All My Sons (By Arthur Miller). Additional Information: The author of this book is R. Bansal.

The Witches of Cleopatra Hill The Complete Collection

Author : Christine Pope
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The entire Witches of Cleopatra Hill paranormal romance saga, now available in one super-sized boxed set! This set includes the complete text of all fourteen books (11 full-length novels + 3 novellas) — more than a million words! DARKANGEL The future head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister must bond with her consort during her twenty-first year, but her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen. She faces a hard choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet, or leave her clan at the mercy of those who seek their ruin. DARKNIGHT Forced to re-evaluate everything she’s ever known about the Wilcox witches, Angela begins to explore the powerful connection that binds her to Connor Wilcox, despite the generations of hostility between their families and the disapproval of those closest to her. DARKMOON One hundred and fifty years ago, a terrible curse descended on the Wilcox clan, dooming generations of women to an early death should they bear a child to the bloodline of Jeremiah Wilcox. Now Angela McAllister is carrying Connor Wilcox’s child, and if she can’t find a way to break the curse, that same doom will fall upon her…. SYMPATHETIC MAGIC Warlock "Lucky" Lucas Wilcox has a gift that ensures his success in all things, but his magic fails him completely when it comes to sexy Margot Emory, the vibrant “elder” of the McAllister witch clan. A CLEOPATRA HILL CHRISTMAS Connor and Angela Wilcox return to Angela's hometown of Jerome, Arizona, to spend the holiday with the McAllister witch clan and attend Lucas Wilcox's and Margot Emory's wedding. But problems arise as they try to juggle new parenthood, interfering relatives, and romantic complications in this lighthearted holiday novella. PROTECTOR Caitlin McAllister has been keeping a secret. While her clan suffers for lack of a seer, she’s been hiding her gift of second sight—hiding and running away from a destiny she does not want and has done her best to escape. Unfortunately, she finds that keeping secrets carries its own price when she and two of her friends end up in the hands of three evil warlocks who seem intent on using the young witches for their own dark purposes. SPELLBOUND Damaged and desperate, Danica Wilcox searches for sanctuary and peace of mind after enduring vile and brutal treatment by the dark warlock Matías Escobar. Hoping for safe haven at an old summer cabin owned by the Wilcox witch clan for more than a hundred years seems to be her safest option. But when her rejuvenating R&R is interrupted by a ghostly visitor, Danica sets out to solve the mystery of his death. THE ARRANGEMENT Jeremiah Wilcox's wife died cursing him and all the sons of his line. Struggling with his solitary existence, Jeremiah has spent the days since her death ensuring his family prospers…even while wishing for what he knows he'll never have. IMPRACTICAL MAGIC Still struggling to deal with the brutal murder of her younger sister at the hands of a dark warlock, Jenny McAllister is going through the motions, doing her best to pick up the pieces and move on with her life. Meeting Colin Campbell at a family event changes everything…. STRANGE MAGIC Life for Zoe Sandoval, the future prima of the de la Paz witch clan, is not going as planned. As if being almost kidnapped by a dark warlock wasn't bad enough, Zoe’s struggling with her birthday closing in — and she still hasn’t found her destined soulmate. Frustrated and at the end of her rope, Zoe takes matters into her own hands, using her magical gifts to conjure the perfect man of her dreams. DEFENDER The last thing Detective Jack Sandoval needs is another witch-related crime to sweep under the rug. As the de la Paz witch clan’s expert in defensive magic, Jack knows there is some deeper form of ritual dark magic involved…and one look into the beautiful, stricken face of the victim’s widow tells him she isn’t the culprit. BAD BLOOD As she journeys from Scotland to Arizona to wed her dull-as-dishwater betrothed, Hannah McAllister encounters a handsome, compelling warlock, Nathan Wilcox. A walk in Central Park, a kiss, and the die is cast for love, betrayal, and a spell whose impact will reverberate for generations to come… DEEP MAGIC Hayley McAllister has a rare gift that an evil warlock covets for his own. Levi would give every last drop of his high-octane magic to save her…but it might cost him his life. DARKTIDE When Angela and Connor try to find out who — or what — killed a de la Paz clan member private investigator, they realize the clans are being set up for destruction. The clans must unite and learn to control dangerous new powers to defeat their deadliest enemy…once and for all. witch, warlock, witch clan, magic, spell, enchantment, soul mate, psychic, demon, devil, angel, black magic, Arizona, Jerome

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.