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Early modern drama and the Bible : contexts and readings, 1570-1625 / edited by Adrian Streete.

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    9780230301092 (hbk.), 0230301096 (hbk.)

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    267 pages ; 23 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliography and index. Formatted contents note: Measuring up to Nebuchadnezzar: Biblical presences in Shakespeare's tragicomedies / Helen Wilcox -- The ethics of pardoning in Shakespeare's Measure for measure / Paul Cefalu -- Punishing perjury in Love's labour's lost / Judith Hudson. UK-SuSCL. Summary, etc: This collection examines the pervasive presence of scripture on the early modern stage. Exploring plays by writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Middleton, and Webster, the contributors show how theatre offers a site of public and communal engagement with the Bible.