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The Resource A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion, David Scott Kastan

A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion, David Scott Kastan

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A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion
Title
A will to believe
Title remainder
Shakespeare and religion
Statement of responsibility
David Scott Kastan
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On 19 December 1601, John Croke, then Speaker of the House of Commons, addressed his colleagues: "If a question should be asked, What is the first and chief thing in a Commonwealth to be regarded? I should say, religion. If, What is the second? I should say, religion. If, What the third? I should still say, religion." But if religion was recognized as the "chief thing in a Commonwealth," we have been less certain what it does in Shakespeare's plays. Written and performed in a culture in which religion was indeed inescapable, the plays have usually been seen either as evidence of Shakespeare's own disinterested secularism or, more recently, as coded signposts to his own sectarian commitments. Based upon the inaugural series of the Oxford-Wells Shakespeare Lectures in 2008, A Will to Believe offers a thoughtful, surprising, and often moving consideration of how religion actually functions in them: not as keys to Shakespeare's own faith but as remarkably sensitive registers of the various ways in which religion charged the world in which he lived. The book shows what we know and can't know about Shakespeare's own beliefs, and demonstrates, in a series of wonderfully alert and agile readings, how the often fraught and vertiginous religious environment of Post-Reformation England gets refracted by the lens of Shakespeare's imagination."--Publisher's description
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YDXCP
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Kastan, David Scott
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3011
LC item number
.K37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Wells Shakespeare lectures
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Religion in literature
Label
A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion, David Scott Kastan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a will to believe -- Shakespeare's religion -- All roads lead to Rome -- Conversion and cosmopolitism -- Forgetting Hamlet
Control code
ocn847725006
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780199572892
Lccn
2013942194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)847725006
Label
A will to believe : Shakespeare and religion, David Scott Kastan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a will to believe -- Shakespeare's religion -- All roads lead to Rome -- Conversion and cosmopolitism -- Forgetting Hamlet
Control code
ocn847725006
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780199572892
Lccn
2013942194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)847725006

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