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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 22: Witches on Stage (and Screen)

Witchcraft was more often represented on stage in the Jacobean period than at any other time. In this seminar we are interested in what impact such plays are likely to have had on their audiences; whether the relationship to the witchcraft that we have now studied is an accurate one (and, where relevant, how the dramatists used contemporary cases of witchcraft to give them their dramatic material), etc. Prepared for the special subject module: Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe.

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