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Shakespeare and religion, Alison Shell

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Shakespeare and religion
Title
Shakespeare and religion
Statement of responsibility
Alison Shell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book sets Shakespeare in the religious context of his times, presenting a balanced, up-to-date account of current biographical and critical debates, and addressing the fascinating, under-studied topic of how Shakespeare's writing was perceived by literary contemporaries - both Catholic and Protestant - whose priorities were more obviously religious than his own. It advances new readings of several plays, especially Hamlet, King Lear and The Winter's Tale; these draw in many cases on new and under-exploited contemporary analogues, ranging from conversion narratives, books of devotion and polemical pamphlets to manuscript drama and emblems. Shakespeare's writing has been seen both as profoundly religious, giving everyday human life a sacramental quality, and as profoundly secular, foreshadowing the kind of humanism that sees no necessity for God. This study attempts to reconcile these two points of view, describing a writer whose language is saturated in religious discourse and whose dramaturgy is highly attentive to religious precedent, but whose invariable practice is to subordinate religious matter to the particular aesthetic demands of the work in hand. For Shakespeare, as for few of his contemporaries, the Judaeo-Christian story is something less than a master narrative
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Shell, Alison
Dewey number
822.33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3011
LC item number
.S495 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Arden critical companions
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Religion and drama
  • Christianity and literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • DRAMA
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion
  • Religion and drama
  • England
  • Godsdienst
  • Christentum
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Shakespeare and religion, Alison Shell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antitheatricalism in Shakespeare's age -- Shakespeare's life and works : Catholic critiques -- Good works : Shakespeare's use of religious moralism -- Providence, fate and predestination : from tragedy to tragicomedy -- Conclusion
Control code
890146677
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408143605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890146677
Label
Shakespeare and religion, Alison Shell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-302) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Antitheatricalism in Shakespeare's age -- Shakespeare's life and works : Catholic critiques -- Good works : Shakespeare's use of religious moralism -- Providence, fate and predestination : from tragedy to tragicomedy -- Conclusion
Control code
890146677
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408143605
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890146677

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