The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare and religion

Nothing in Shakespeare's England was as important as religion. Questions of faith informed everything from history and politics to love and family, work and play, good and evil, suffering and sacrifice, and ultimately life and death. Every one of Shakespeare's plays is rich in allusions to...

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Subtitles:Shakespeare and religion
Contributors: Hamlin, Hannibal 1962- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2019
Series/Journal:Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge Companions to authors
Cambridge companions to literature and classics
Cambridge companions online
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 / Religion
Further subjects:B Shakespeare, William ; 1564-1616 ; Religion
B Religion in literature
B Religion and drama
B Drama ; Religious aspects
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Parallel Edition:Electronic
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Summary:Nothing in Shakespeare's England was as important as religion. Questions of faith informed everything from history and politics to love and family, work and play, good and evil, suffering and sacrifice, and ultimately life and death. Every one of Shakespeare's plays is rich in allusions to the Bible, church rites including baptism, communion, marriage, and burial, and a host of religious beliefs. This Companion provides an essential grounding in early modern religious history and culture and the ideas that Shakespeare returns to throughout his career. Chapters dedicated to close-readings of individual plays or groups of plays span both the complex and variegated Christian beliefs explored in Shakespeare's work, as well as the treatment of Judaism, Islam and classical paganism. Authored by an international team of eminent scholars and featuring an Afterword by Rowan Williams, this Companion is the most comprehensive and incisive guide to the topic that students will find.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
ISBN:131677922X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781316779224