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The Bible in Shakespeare

Author: Hannibal Hamlin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about allusions to the Bible in Shakespeare's plays. It argues that such allusions are frequent, deliberate, and significant, and that the study of these allusions is repaid by a deeper understanding of the plays."--Introduction.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannibal Hamlin
ISBN: 9780198817413 9780199677610 0199677611 019881741X
OCLC Number: 1035557760
Notes: First published in 2013.
Description: xvi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Shakespeare's allusive practice and its cultural and historical background. Reformation biblical culture --
A critical history of the Bible in Shakespeare --
Allusion: theory, history, and Shakespeare's practice --
Biblical allusion in the plays. Shakespeare's variations on themes from Genesis 1-3 --
Creative anachronism: biblical allusion in the Roman histories --
Damnable iteration: Falstaff, master of biblical allusion --
The great doom's image: Macbeth and Apocalypse --
The patience of Lear: King Lear and Job.
Responsibility: Hannibal Hamlin.

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The Bible in Shakespeare is a critical study of the links between the two great pillars of English culture, the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.  Read more...

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