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Believing in Shakespeare : studies in longing

Author: Claire McEachern
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Believing in Shakespeare Studies in Longing--This groundbreaking and accessible study explores the connections between the English Reformation's impact on the belief in eternal salvation and how it affected ways of believing in the plays of Shakespeare. Claire McEachern examines the new and better faith that Protestantism imagined for itself, a faith in which skepticism did not erode belief, but worked to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire McEachern
ISBN: 9781108422246 1108422241
OCLC Number: 1019835281
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I. Believing. An apology for belief --
An anatomy of believing --
Part II. In Shakespeare. Feeling your knowledge --
Genre, or the tupping point --
Part III. Person, plot, place. Person : Shakespeare's reformed characters --
Plot, or the promised end --
Place : location, location, location --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Claire McEachern.

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This book provides a historically sensitive account of the invention of suspense in Shakespeare's plays in conjunction with Protestant thought, and how the belief of an audience in a play functions  Read more...

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