5 edition of The Religion Of Shakespeare found in the catalog.
January 17, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||444|
As a result, we finish the book understanding more acutely the complexities of religious life in Shakespeare's England, and appreciating more subtly the richly troubled religious world of his plays.'Paul Hammond, The Seventeenth Century'a brilliantly graceful book that everyone interested in religion and in Shakespeare (i.e., just about all of. A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion. By David Scott Kastan Oxford University Press, pp, £ ISBN Published 9 January
(source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Written by an international team of literary scholars and historians, this collaborative volume illuminates the diversity of early modern religious beliefs and practices in Shakespeare's England, and considers how religious culture is imaginatively reanimated in Shakespeare's plays. The way Shakespeare handled these divisions is the topic of this podcast episode, "There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth, Than Are Dreamt Of In Your Philosophy." Our guest is David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University, who explores these questions in his book, "Will To Believe: Shakespeare and Religion.".
Shakespeare, along with all Elizabethans, would have been well aware of the ebbs and flows of this power struggle, and Shakespeare often referenced religion and its effects on culture and politics in his plays. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s characterization of. Every society is defined by its codes of conduct—its rules about how to act and behave. In Hamlet, the codes of conduct are largely defined by religion and an aristocratic code that demands honor—and revenge if honor has been the play unfolds and Hamlet (in keeping with his country’s spoken and unspoken) rules) seeks revenge for his father’s murder, .
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His book Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion was published by Oxford University Press in as part of their Oxford-Wells Shakespeare Lectures Series. David was interviewed by Neva Grant. David was interviewed by Neva Grant.
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, whose priorities were more obviously religious than his by: In Religion Around Shakespeare, Peter Kaufman sets aside such speculation in favor of considering the historic and religious context surrounding his work.
Employing extensive archival research, he aims to assist literary historians who probe the religious discourses, characters, and events that seem to have found places in Shakespeare's plays Cited by: 3. 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. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Seibel, George, Religion of Shakespeare. London, Watts, (OCoLC) Named Person: William. In recent decades, increasing attention has been given to various manifestations of religion in Shakespeare’s writings.
Book-length studies have investigated Shakespeare’s use of the Bible (e.g., ShaheenMarxHamlin ) and the Book of Common Prayer (Swift ); Shakespeare’s engagement of Catholic, Anglican, and/or Puritan. We do not know precisely when Shakespeare's father, John, was born but he would have been brought up a Roman Catholic.
Fromhowever, when Henry VIII finally renounced the authority of the Pope and declared himself head of the Church of England, a new understanding of the faith began to emerge.
A stimulating book. -- Ewan Fernie, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham "Shakespeare and Religion: Early Modern and Postmodern Perspectives is lively, provocative, and original, and sure to occupy an important scholarly place within ongoing efforts to reinterpret religion in Shakespeare's works and world.
Shakespeare's plays were the product of his culture and reflect the daily life of Elizabethans. This book examines the religious background of his works and helps students use his plays to understand religion in Elizabethan England.
The initial chapters survey the role of religion in Shakespeare's : Additional Physical Format: Online version: Simpson, Richard, Religion of Shakespeare. London, Burns & Oates; New York Benziger Brothers, “An urgently needed book. It is one of those rare studies written by an expert who presents a comprehensive overview and detailed analysis through nimble prose and dry humor.” —Kristen Poole, Shakespeare Quarterly “This volume is a useful addition to the literature on the ‘turn to religion’ in early modern studies by such scholars as Alison Shell, Debora Shuger, and Jean Author: Peter Iver Kaufman.
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.
David E. Anderson, senior editor of Religion News Service, has also written for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly on John Donne and American religious poems.
Related Reading Books about Shakespeare. A full account of what we know and don’t know about Shakespeare’s own religious beliefs, the chapter carefully considers the available biographical evidence, shows the limitations of what can be determined from it, addresses the parallel problem of trying to write Shakespeare’s biography on the basis of the plays, and demonstrates how the religious language and ideas that indeed Author: David Scott Kastan.
This important collection of essays focuses on the place of Roman Catholicism in early modern England, bringing new perspectives to bear on the question of whether Shakespeare himself was Catholic.
Among the many topics discussed are the nature of Elizabethan Catholicism, Jesuit drama in the period, individual plays in the light of these questions, and the possible influence.
WHAT WAS THE RELIGION OF SHAKESPEARE. I t is by observing the frequency and emphasis with which certain views and expressions occur and reoccur in an author, and the consistency with which they are given the preference, that we may be able to generalize as to his philosophy or religion.
As Shakespeare's works are neither a treatise on theology nor a. Religion Around Shakespeare is the inaugural book in the Religion Around series. Books in this series examine the religious forces surrounding cultural icons from all facets of world history and contemporary culture.
By bringing religious background into the foreground, these studies will help to give readers a more complex understanding and Cited by: 3. This article does not seem to be about "Shakespeare's Religion", but rather "Shakespeare's Supposed Catholicism". I suggest that it is either re-titled to reflect the sole bent of the article, or the article be expanded to include other speculations about Shakespeare's religious beliefs (or lack thereof).
Clotten13 August (UTC). First published in Shakespeare's God investigates whether a religious interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedies is possible. The study places Christianity's commentary on the human condition side by side with what tragedy reveals about it.
This pattern is identified using the writings of Christian thinkers from Augustine to the present day. Religion in Shakespeare's England From The England of Shakespeare by Edwin Goadby. London: Cassell. Protestantism had been finally established as the national religion the year before Shakespeare was born.
Hence, from his earliest days, he would be familiar with its rites and ceremonies. A book, wherein his Saviour's testament Was writ with. As described by Robin L. Inboden, Ph.D. (Wittenberg University), "Fleissners's book summarized, interrogates, and extends both long-held assumptions about Shakespeare's work and newer claims alike.
His speculative web of connections among plays, the life, the religion, and the literary inspirations of Shakespeare links the unexpected and thus.A summary of Religion in Sir Thomas More's Utopia.
Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Utopia and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.If Shakespeare recorded his own feelings about religion in his plays, then he did so in indirect and complex ways.
In Hamlet, for instance, the protagonist is a student at the university in Wittenberg, which is the very same university where Martin Luther set the Reformation in motion by nailing his Ninety-Five Theses against Catholicism to the.