The Witch of Edmonton by Thomas Dekker; William Rowley; John Ford

This Audiobook is read by a full cast of Actors performing all the book’s characters.

PLOT
Elizabeth Sawyer is a poor, lonely, ostracized old woman. Frank is a poor farmer who intends to marry his beloved Winnifred, who is pregnant with his child, but he is pressured to marry Susan, the rich yeoman’s daughter.
Young Cuddy Banks is a foolish boy who pines after a girl who doesn’t love him.

When Mother Sawyer turns to witchcraft after being unjustly accused of it, a talking devil-dog named Tom (performed by a human actor) comes to her aid, becoming her close confidant and only friend.
As she seeks her revenge, she is unaware that many of those around her are more than willing to sell their souls to the devil all by themselves.

This play was inspired by the real-life story of Elizabeth Sawyer, who had been executed for witchcraft on 19 April 1621, and draws heavily on a pamphlet by Henry Goodcole, The wonderful discoverie of Elizabeth Sawyer, Witch (1621). While the pamphlet attempts to capitalize on the sensational story of a witch and portray Sawyer as simply a bad woman, the play does not permit an easy and comfortable demonization of her. It presents her as a product of society rather than an anomaly in it. – Based on the Summary by Mary Kay

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  1. 01 - Preface and Act I The Witch of Edmonton   28:52
  2. 02 - Act II The Witch of Edmonton   28:31
  3. 03 - Act III The Witch of Edmonton   31:34
  4. 04 - Act IV The Witch of Edmonton   29:23
  5. 05 - Act V The Witch of Edmonton   26:10

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