The Scholar Magician in English Renaissance Drama

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Minnis-Lemley, Ashley M
Magic; Drama; Shakespeare; Marlowe; Renaissance; English Language and Literature; Literature in English, British Isles
thesis / dissertation description
In this paper, I will explore the rise and fall of the scholar magician or sorcerer, both as a popular dramatic subject and as an arc for individual characters, and the ways in which these figures tied into contemporary fears about the intersection of religion and developing scientific knowledge.