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Mother Redcap

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Generic name for an old woman who might or might not be a hedge witch, healer, or cunning woman. Red was often associated with witches. In Ireland it was believed that witches donned red caps before leaving on their broomsticks for the sabbat. At the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop was convicted largely on the evidence that she favored a "red paragon bodice."

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A team of playwrights might have completed a script by writing one act each, as was the case for a play Henslowe commissioned in 1602 from Anthony Munday, Michael Drayton, John Webster, Thomas Dekker, and Middleton.
Anthony Munday, 59, a former lord mayor of Stoke and one of the men behind the bid for the England goalkeeper to be made a Sir, claims nomination forms sent off three years ago were lost by the Government's honours committee.
writers like Anthony Munday and Christopher Marlowe that he trained in cartography."
(1) As I suggested in Anthony Munday and the Catholics, Munday's typical manoeuvre, the one that provokes readers into thinking he was a "rabid" Protestant, was to bracket his work with statements of government policy and loyalty.
By the time Shakespeare turned to Anthony Munday to write The Tempest, Elizabeth was no more and James I ruled together with his wife Anna.
I will home in on the three early modern shows surviving in print (9)--Thomas Nelson's The Device of the Pageant: Set forth by the Worshipfull Companie of the Fishmongers (1590), Anthony Munday's Chrysanaleia: The Golden Fishing: Or, Honour of Fishmongers (1616), and Elkanah Settle's The Triumphs of London (1700)--to analyze how one company used the civic pageant to argue for its industry's continued relevance in an economy increasingly dependent on the long-distance trade of luxury goods, goods different in value and kind from those yielded by the humble fishermen who supplied the Company.
This calumnious "alternate history" (47), which as Djordjevic argues was likely influenced by FitzWalter himself (48), was then picked up and adapted by such of Stow's readers "as Michael Drayton and Anthony Munday [who] sought to capitalize both on its originality and its novelty" (47).
Examples include Stephen Gosson's The school of abuse (1579) and Playes confuted in five actions (1582); Philip Stubbes's The anatomie of abuses (1583), and Anthony Munday's A second and third blast of retrait from plaies and Theaters (1580), in which Munday goes by the pseudonym "Anglophile-Eutheo." This essay asks how dramatists active in the 1580s respond to antitheatrical writing through discussion of John Lyly's The Woman in the Moon, which was probably first performed between 1588-90.
Anthony Munday's Palmendos (1589) in the Early Modern English Book Trade: Print and Reception
| MISSING OUT: Hade Edge Under 15s (back, from left) Anthony Munday (manager), Jack Morrison, Tom Booth, George Bloomfield, Rory Leader, Caleb Crozier, Jacob Barnett.
In fact, Middleton's occasional collaborator Anthony Munday was himself by 1613 working on a revised edition of Stow's Survey, eventually published in 1618.