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The Witches of Lancashire

The Witches of Lancashire

By Thomas Heywood & Richard Brome
Edited by Gabriel Egan
Series: Globe Quartos
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854596642, 100 pages, November 1996


Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries. The Witches of Lancashire is a sensational dramatisation of the seventeenth-century witch trials, first performed at the original Globe in 1634. When everything goes wrong at a wedding, everyone starts to believe that a local coven is to blame. The play mocks the naïveté of those who cannot see what is under their noses, i. e. organised witchcraft and its double, Roman Catholicism.