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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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3) Tracy Hill, Anthony Munday and Civic Culture: Theatre, History and Power in Early Modern London, 1580-1633 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), 93-94; David Norbrook, '"What Cares These Roarers for the Name of King?
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).
Anthony Munday, A Second and third blast of retrait from plaies and theaters (London, 1580), 18.
Towards the end of 1588, Anthony Munday translated Vernassal's French version and issued his English Palmendos, which entered the Stationers' Register on 9 January 1589 (Arber 1950, II, 513).
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.
Anthony Munday, of Arena Coventry Ltd, sent the application to the city council last week requesting for a change of use and for approval of "remodelling to the existing gym" space.
1) This unique play exists in manuscript and is believed to have been jointly authored by Anthony Munday, Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, possibly Thomas Heywood, and William Shakespeare.
As should be clear, the book moves over a wide range of material, including accounts of William Allen, Edmund Campion, Anthony Munday, Robert Persons, Richard Verstegan, and other lesser known figures and communities--such as the Bridgettine convent in Lisbon.
The lengthy entry on theatre, for example, contains boxes on the Fool, the commedia dell'arte, Lope de Rueda, Anthony Munday, and Thomas Middleton, among others.
In Scott Schofield's essay, Anthony Munday relies on the persistence of England's Trojan founder myth in the public mind to celebrate James I in an age when contemporary historians have already rejected the myth as fictitious.
Opening tonight at the People's is Thomas More, written by William Shakespeare, Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle.