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Texts and traditions : religion in Shakespeare, 1592-1604

Author: Beatrice Groves
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford English monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores Shakespeare's engagement with the religious culture of his time. It unearths previously unrecognised allusions to the Bible and the liturgy as well as to the medieval mystery  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beatrice Groves
ISBN: 9780199208982 0199208980
OCLC Number: 185238240
Description: ix, 231 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Drama and the word : the Bible on the early modern stage --
Shakespeare's incarnational aesthetic : the mystery plays and Catholicism --
Comedic form and Paschal motif in the first and second quartos of Romeo and Juliet --
"I am not he shall buyld the Lord a house" : religious imagery and the succession to the English throne in King John --
"Covering discretion with a coat of folly" : the redemptive self-fashioning of Hal --
"Usurp the beggary he was never born to" : Measure for measure and the questioning of divine kingship.
Series Title: Oxford English monographs.
Responsibility: Beatrice Groves.
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a most interesting modern study of Shakespeare * Thomas Merriam, Religion and the Arts * The book, densely footnoted, offers a renewed sense of Shakespeare's engagement with the religious culture of Read more...

 
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