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Secret Shakespeare : studies in theatre, religion and resistance

Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines recurring themes, recent scholarship, and provides close readings of plays to illustrate the influence of the shaded, secretive, dangerous, hidden life of the English Catholics on Shakespeare's work.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wilson
ISBN: 0719070244 9780719070242 0719070252 9780719070259
OCLC Number: 474404029
Description: x, 326 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Wrapped in a player's hide : Shakespeare's secret history --
Ghostly fathers : Shakeshafte and the Jesuits --
Secrets as a dumb man : two comedies of Italy and the genesis of secrecy --
No news but the old news : Shakespeare and the tragedy of Arden --
A bloody question : the politics of Venus and Adonis --
Love in idleness : the stripping of the altars in A midsummer night's dream --
Dyed in mummy : Othello and the mulberries --
The pilot's thumb : Macbeth and the martyrs --
Voyage to Tunis : new history and the old world of The tempest --
Unseasonable laughter : the context of Cardenio --
The statue of our queen : Shakespeare's open secret --
A winter's tale : King Lear in the Pennines
Responsibility: Richard Wilson
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In this volume, Wilson asks why Shakespeare remained so enigmatic about his religious beliefs, and demonstrates how he constructed a self-concealing theatre of darkness, deferral, evasion and  Read more...

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