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believed to be a witch: Witch Hunting and Witch Trials (London: Kegan Paul, 1929), p. 114, footnote 2. Witchcraft in Elizabethan drama 77 survival rate of the romance plays that were frequently performed at the newly established public theatres at this time. Most of these plays, unfortunately, are no longer extant, but titles like Herpetalus the Blue Knight and Perobia (1574) and The History of the Solitary Knight (1577) leave little doubt that the plays bearing them were tales of knights errant and chivalry.64 One surviving example of this type of play is the

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Lodovico Cattaneo, Domino Castalutio and Alfonso Lovolo. 64 See Chapter 2, page 63. 65 ASMoFIP 20 f.14 (11v). 66 Ibid. (12v). 67 Richard Kieckhefer, European Witch Trials, p. 79. 68 ASMoFIP 20 f.14 (1v). Most denunciations for cursing were reported almost immediately afterwards, while the curses were still clear in the mind of the delator. See for example, Ioly Zorattini, Processi, vol. VI, pp. 101–13, Trial against Benedetto, 1584. The delator Francesco Cali denounced the Jew a day after he had allegedly heard the Jew curse, as did the delators of the Christians

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–328; Ewen, Witchcraft Hunting and Witch Trials; Macfarlane, Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England. 2 Kittredge, pp. 319–23; Sharpe, The Bewitching of Anne Gunter provides a book-length case study of one well-documented example. Witchcraft in Jacobean drama 131 respect. The theatrical representation of witches in the early part of James’s reign can be seen to complement (and compliment) his highly political interest in witchcraft, in view of the significance of the witch characters within the plays in which they appear. Above all, it is the way these characters become

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, Superstitio, c. 13, cited in Lea, Materials 1:169. TMM6 8/30/03 5:38 PM Page 161 WITCHCRAFT: THE FORMATION OF BELIEF 2 161 39 Burchard of Worms, Corrector, Patrologia Latina, 140, 973. 40 Ibid., 971–2, 961. 41 Summaries of medieval popular and clerical perceptions of harmful magic may be found in Kieckhefer, European Witch Trials, 47–72, and Cohn, Europe’s Inner Demons, 147–63. 42 Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks, trans. Lewis Thorpe (NewYork: Penguin, 1983), 248, 397, 458; references cited in Morris, 61–2. 43 Flint, 62–4. 44 Hincmar of Rheims, De Divortio

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