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Shakespearean puzzles : essays on textual, dramatic, and biographical enigmas in some plays by Shakespeare / Robert F. Fleissner ; with a preface by Robin I. Inboden.

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    0773451471 (978-0-7734-5147-6)

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    xiv, 133 p. :24 cm.

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Investigates Shakespeare's religious background and beliefs by analyzing the bard's works and the spiritual context in which they were produced. Review: "Fleissner's book summarizes, interrogates, and extends both long-held assumptions about Shakespeare's work and newer claims alike. His speculative web of connections among the plays, the life, the religion, and the literary inspirations of Shakespeare links the unexpected and suggests potentially fruitful avenues for further study." - Dr. Robin L. Inboden Professor, Department of English Wittenberg University, Formatted contents note: A synopsis : my basic foreword --Aspects of the Wittenberg connection : is not Hamlet symbolically Lutheran? -- Measure for measure as Lenten entertainment (proper) -- The effect of a Shakespearean "bed-trick devise" in his life - as well as in his drama -- More ado about Edmunds : what "is" in a name -- Shakespeare and the Oxford Association : reverting to biographer Honan -- The nature of the rival poet and Shakespeare's Sonnet 86 -- Ophelia as expecting, not merely expectant : Margaret anticipated -- A Hamlet at large? : a possible piratical identification concerning the Prince's father -- Cultural meditation concerning Shakespeare's religion.