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Shakespeare and Abraham

Author: Kenneth S Jackson
Publisher: Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2015.
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"In Shakespeare and Abraham, Ken Jackson illuminates William Shakespeare's dramatic fascination with the story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac in Genesis 22. Themes of child killing fill Shakespeare's early plays: Genesis 22 informed Clifford's attack on young Rutland in 3 Henry 6, Hubert's providentially thwarted murder of Arthur in King John, and Aaron the Moor's surprising decision to spare his son  Read more...
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Jackson, Kenneth S., 1965-
Shakespeare and Abraham.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014047519
Named Person: Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); William Shakespeare; Abraham, (Biblical patriarch); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Jackson
ISBN: 9780268083557 026808355X
OCLC Number: 904386625
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Ken Jackson.

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Explores William Shakespeare's dramatic fascination with the story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac in Genesis 22. Ken Jackson argues that the most important influence of Genesis 22 and  Read more...

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"Jackson's stance is less dogmatic than many of the 'religious turn' claims that Shakespeare was a closet Catholic . . . . The book is consistently provocative." --Choice

 
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