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Author Sterrett, Joseph.

Title The unheard prayer : religious toleration in Shakespeare's drama / by Joseph Sterrett
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Series Studies in religion and the arts ; v. 6
Studies in religion and the arts ; v. 6
Contents Here our prayer: oppositional praying in Titus Andronicus -- "Behold the window of my heart", poems and unheard prayers in Love's labour's lost -- Outpraying prayers in Richard II -- Confessing Claudius: sovereignty, fraternity & isolation at the heart of Hamlet -- An economy of prayer: All's well that ends well -- "Thou pray'st thy gods in vain": King Lear -- "Such a peace": answered prayer in Shakespeare's "late plays" -- Conclusion
Summary Repeatedly Shakespeare dramatizes one who prays when no one is listening, interested, or even there. This study reads the scenario parallel to early modern anxieties surrounding prayer itself, suggesting a vision of religious syncretism Shakespeare imagines for his world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Prayer in literature.
Reconciliation in literature.
Religion in literature.
Religious tolerance in literature.
Toleration in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128355142X (MyiLibrary)
9004230068 (electronic bk.)
9781283551427 (MyiLibrary)
9789004230064 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Religious toleration in Shakespeare's drama