The Witch of Edmonton

A young man is bribed by his lecherous employer to marry a pregnant maid. A short time later he is bigamously forced by his debt-ridden father to marry another and attract a dowry. Predicament! Meanwhile an old woman, sick at being accused of witchcraft, wishes she were actually a witch so she could wreak vengeance on her persecutors. Lo! the Devil appears in the form of a Dog and grants her wishes.  

17th century background of morris dances and hobby-horses -- and demons, murder and arson. Farce is balanced against violence, light against dark; as a social document, it’s an extraordinary and unique record of its times.