The Resource Shakespeare and early modern religion, edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore

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

Label
Shakespeare and early modern religion
Title
Shakespeare and early modern religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion contains contributions from both literary scholars and historians of religion; as such, it is a cross-disciplinary volume that illuminates Shakespeare's plays and the early modern religious beliefs that circulated in Shakespeare's England. Most notably, this volume explores Shakespeare's creative engagement with early modern religious culture, but it does so without assuming that Shakespeare can himself be aligned with any specific doctrinal beliefs, religious group, or confession. The essays in this book thus eschew firm or reductive assertions about Shakespeare's personal religious convictions. Instead, contributors focus on his imaginative recasting of different currents of early modern religious culture and beliefs in their great variety, an array of perspectives that was at once contradictory, competing, and deeply contested"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR 3011 .S31 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Loewenstein, David
  • Witmore, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Religion and drama
  • Drama
  • Religious tolerance in literature
  • Cultural pluralism in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • England
  • England
Label
Shakespeare and early modern religion, edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"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. Fourteen new essays explore the creative ways Shakespeare engaged with the multi-faceted dimensions of Protestantism, Catholicism, non-Christian religions including Judaism and Islam, and secular perspectives, considering plays such as Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. The collection is of great interest to readers of Shakespeare studies, early modern literature, religious studies, and early modern history"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore; Part I. Revisiting Religious Contexts in Shakespeare's England: 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; Part II. Representing Religious Beliefs and Diversity in the Plays: 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 God-less 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9781107026612
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887855894
  • (OCoLC)ocn887855894
Label
Shakespeare and early modern religion, edited by David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore
Publication
Note
"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. Fourteen new essays explore the creative ways Shakespeare engaged with the multi-faceted dimensions of Protestantism, Catholicism, non-Christian religions including Judaism and Islam, and secular perspectives, considering plays such as Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. The collection is of great interest to readers of Shakespeare studies, early modern literature, religious studies, and early modern history"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction David Loewenstein and Michael Witmore; Part I. Revisiting Religious Contexts in Shakespeare's England: 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; Part II. Representing Religious Beliefs and Diversity in the Plays: 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 God-less 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9781107026612
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044212
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887855894
  • (OCoLC)ocn887855894

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