TITLE

A Dog, a Witch, a Play: The Witch of Edmonton

AUTHOR(S)
PEARSON, MEG F.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2008, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the depiction of evil in the play "The Witch of Edmonton" through the character of Tommy the Dog and how the Dog displaced the character of Elizabeth Sawyer as the play's focus. The 1621 play was by Thomas Dekker, William Rowley and John Ford. According to the article, the Dog represented near total mobility and affected the mechanics of the witch play genre. The Dog was described as a beast that claimed to be the devil himself.
ACCESSION #
35896495

 

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