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Author Shaheen, Naseeb, 1931-
Title Biblical references in Shakespeare's plays / Naseeb Shaheen.
Imprint Newark ; Lanham, Maryland : University of Delaware Press : Co-published with the Roman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2011.
Edition 1st Roman & Littlefield ed.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  PR3012 .S53 2011    AVAILABLE


Call # PR3012 .S53 2011
Phys. Description 879 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "This hardcover edition of Biblical references in Shakespeare's plays in an unabridged republication of the edition first published by the Associated University Presses 1999"--T.p. verso.
Summary "The hundreds of biblical references in Shakespeare's plays give ample evidence that he was well acquainted with Scripture. The range of his biblical references is impressive, as is the aptness with which he makes them. The bibles that Shakespeare knew, however, were not those that are in use today. By the time the King James Bible appeared in 1611, Shakespeare's career was all but over, and the Anglican liturgy that is evident in his plays is likewise one that few persons today are acquainted with. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the English bibles of Shakespeare's day, notes their similarities and differences, and indicates which version the playwright knew best. The thorny question of what constitutes a valid biblical reference is also discussed"--.--From publisher description.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 833-870) and index.
Contents The English bible in Shakespeare's day -- Shakespeare and the Anglican liturgy -- Criteria for a valid reference -- Biblical and liturgical references in Shakespeare's plays -- Pt. I : Comedies. The two gentlemen of Verona -- The taming of the shrew -- The comedy of errors -- Love's labor's lost -- A midsummer night's dream -- The merchant of Venice -- The merry wives of Windsor -- Much ado about nothing -- As you like it -- Twelfth night -- Measure for measure -- All's well that ends well -- Pt. II : The history plays. 1 Henry VI -- 2 Henry VI -- 3 Henry VI -- Richard III -- Richard II -- King John -- 1 Henry IV -- 2 Henry IV -- Henry V -- Henry VIII -- Pt. III : The tragedies. Titus Andronicus -- Romeo and Juliet -- Julius Caesar -- Hamlet -- Troilus and Cressida -- Othello -- King Lear -- Macbeth -- Antony and Cleopatra -- Coriolanus -- Timon of Athens -- Pt. IV : The romances. Pericles -- Cymbeline -- The winter's tale -- The tempest -- The two noble kinsmen -- Sir Thomas More -- Appendix A : Index to Shakespeare's biblical references -- Appendix B : References to the Book of common prayer -- Appendix C : References to the homilies.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Christian drama, English -- History and criticism.
Religion in literature.
Bible -- In literature.
ISBN 9781611493580 : $133.17