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|Named Person:||William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Loewenstein; Michael Witmore
|Notes:||"Written by an international team of literary scholars and historians, this collaborative volume illuminates the diversity of early modern religious beliefs and practices in Shakespeare's England, and considers how religious culture is imaginatively reanimated in Shakespeare's plays. Fourteen new essays explore the creative ways Shakespeare engaged with the multi-faceted dimensions of Protestantism, Catholicism, non-Christian religions including Judaism and Islam, and secular perspectives, considering plays such as Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. The collection is of great interest to readers of Shakespeare studies, early modern literature, religious studies, and early modern history"-- Provided by publisher.|
|Description:||xi, 317 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction / David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore --
Part I: Revisiting religious contexts in Shakespeare's England. --
The debate about Shakespeare and religion / David Bevington --
Choosing sides and talking religion in Shakespeare's England / Peter Marshall --
Experiencing religion in London : diversity and choice in Shakespeare's metropolis / Felicity Heal --
Part II: Representing religious beliefs and diversity in the plays. --
Delusion in a Midsummer night's dream / Alison Shell --
The siege of Jerusalem and subversive rhetoric in King John / Beatrice Groves --
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the search for a usable (Christian?) past / Peter Lake --
Lucretius, Calvin, and natural law in Measure for Measure / Adrian Streete --
Agnostic Shakespeare? : the Godless world of King Lear / David Loewenstein --
"Another Golgotha" / Ewan Fernie --
Shakespeare and wisdom literature / Michael Witmore --
Awakening faith in The Winter's Tale / Richard McCoy --
Hamlet, Henry VIII, and the question of religion : a post-secular perspective / Paul Stevens --
Converting Henry : truth, history, and historical faith in Henry VIII / Michael Davies --
Shakespeare's non-Christian religions / Matthew Dimmock --
Afterword / Brian Cummings.
|Responsibility:||edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore.|
'Full of gems, this collection provides a highly productive juxtaposition of historical and literary scholarship.' Thomas Fulton, Renaissance Quarterly
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Religion.
- Religion and drama.
- Drama -- Religious aspects.
- Religious tolerance in literature.
- Cultural pluralism in literature.
- Religion in literature.
- England -- Religion -- 16th century.
- England -- Religion -- 17th century.
- LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.
- Religion -- historia.