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Title The Bible on the Shakespearean stage : cultures of interpretation in Reformation England / edited by Thomas Fulton ; Kristen Poole
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Popular Hermeneutics in Shakespeare's London; I Europe, England: Contextualizing Shakespeare's Bible; Chapter 1 The Bible in Transition in the Age of Shakespeare: A European Perspective; Chapter 2 The Trouble with Translation: Paratexts and England's Bestselling New Testament; II Stagings: Reformation Reading Practices in the Theater; Chapter 3 John 6, Measure for Measure, and the Complexities of the Literal Sense
Chapter 10 Shylock in the Lion's Den: Enacting Exegesis in The Merchant of VeniceChapter 11 Maimed Rites and Whirling Words in Hamlet; Chapter 12 Political Theology from the Pulpit and the Stage: Sir Thomas More, Richard II, and Henry V; Afterword: Shakespeare's Biblical Virtues; Notes; Index
Chapter 4 Words of Diverse Significations: Hamlet's Puns, Amphibology, and Allegorical HermeneuticsChapter 5 England's Jerusalem in Shakespeare's Henriad; Chapter 6 Discontented Harmonies: Words against Words in Pomfret Castle; III Interplay: Biblical Forms and Other Genres; Chapter 7 Titus Andronicus and the Rhetoric of Lamentation; Chapter 8 The Acts of Pericles: Shakespeare's Biblical Romance; Chapter 9 Finding Pygmalion in the Bible: Classical and Biblical Allusion in The Winter's Tale; IV Enactment: Hermeneutics and the Social
Summary The Bible was everywhere in Shakespeare's England. Through sermons, catechisms, treatises, artwork, literature and, of course, biblical reading itself, the stories and language of the Bible pervaded popular and elite culture. In recent years, scholars have demonstrated how thoroughly biblical allusions saturate Shakespearean plays. But Shakespeare's audiences were not simply well versed in the Bible's content - they were also steeped in the practices and methods of biblical interpretation. Reformation and counter-reformation debate focused not just on the biblical text, but - crucially - on how to read the text. The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage is the first volume to integrate the study of Shakespeare's plays with the vital history of Reformation practices of biblical interpretation. Bringing together the foremost international scholars in the field of 'Shakespeare and the Bible', these essays explore Shakespeare's engagement with scriptural interpretation in the tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 02, 2018)
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Bible
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Bible -- In literature.
Christianity and literature -- England -- 16th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Fulton, Thomas (Thomas Chandler), editor
Poole, Kristen, editor
ISBN 1108151884 (electronic bk.)
1108558909 (electronic bk.)
9781108151887 (electronic bk.)
9781108558907 (electronic bk.)