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Shakespeare and early modern religion / edited by David Loewenstein, Michael Witmore.

  • Date published

    2015

  • Publisher

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

  • Editor

    Loewenstein, David.,

    Witmore, Michael

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William 1564-1616 Religion.

    England Religion 16th century

    England Religion 17th century

Introduction / David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore -- 1. The debate about Shakespeare and religion / David Bevington -- 2. Choosing sides and talking religion in Shakespeare's England / Peter Marshall -- 3. Experiencing religion in London: diversity and choice in Shakespeare's metropolis / Felicity Heal -- 4. Delusion in a Midsummer Night's Dream / Alison Shell -- 5. The siege of Jerusalem and subversive rhetoric in King John / Beatrice Groves -- 6. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the search for a usable (Christian?) past / Peter Lake -- 7. Lucretius, Calvin, and natural law in Measure for Measure Adrian Streete -- 8. Agnostic Shakespeare?: the Godless world of King Lear / David Loewenstein -- 9. 'Another Golgotha' / Ewan Fernie -- 10. Shakespeare and wisdom literature / Michael Witmore -- 11. Awakening faith in The Winter's Tale / Richard McCoy -- 12. Hamlet, Henry VIII, and the question of religion: a post-secular perspective Paul Stevens -- 13. Converting Henry: truth, history, and historical faith in Henry VIII / Michael Davies -- 14. Shakespeare's non-Christian religions / Matthew Dimmock -- Afterword / Brian Cummings.