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Shakespeare and Religion
  • J. D. Cox
  • Education, Linguistics
  • 5 November 2018
Shakespeare’s personal religious affiliation is impossible to determine. Nearly all the books published about him in the last ten years eschew an earlier attempt to identify him as Catholic and
Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith
This book revisits the question of Shakespeare and religion by focusing on the conjunction of faith and scepticism in his writing. Cox argues that the relationship between faith and scepticism is not
A new history of early English drama
Introduction: Demanding HistoryWorld Pictures, Modern Periods, and the Early Stage, by Margreta de GraziaThe English Church as Theatrical Space, by John M. Wasson,A Commonty a Christmas gambold or a
King Henry VI Part 3: Third Series
Stage Prayer in Marlowe and Jonson
Prayer is a distinctive speech act that appears everywhere and in many forms in early modern plays, including Shakespeare's. (1) This is not because playwrights were particularly pious but because
Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics
Introduction: rethinking Shakespeare and ethics Patrick Gray and John D. Cox Part I. Shakespeare and Classical Ethics: 1. Fame, eternity, and Shakespeare's Romans Gordon Braden 2. Shakespeare and the
Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity
How travel writing about the South shaped the identity of a nation. "Traveling South" is the first major study of how narratives of travel through the antebellum South helped construct an American