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Author Mallin, Eric Scott.

Title Godless Shakespeare / Eric S. Mallin
Published London : Continuum, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 132 pages)
Series Shakespeare now!
Shakespeare now!
Contents pt. 1. Hell -- God's bitch (Pericles) -- The promise (Friar Laurence) -- Vienna sausage : or, replacement theology (Isabella) -- Crackers (Titus) -- pt. 2. Purgatory -- Conspicuously failed Christ figures named Antonio (Antonio and others) -- The profit-driven life (Portia) -- Moon changes (Katherina) -- Happy suicide (Hamlet) -- It is required (Leontes and audience) -- A winter's fable (Lear) -- pt. 3. Heaven -- Aaron ascendant (Aaron) -- The life to come (Macbeth) -- Dreams of sex and death (Bottom) -- Her becomings (Cleopatra)
Summary Godless Shakespeare is the first book to discuss Shakespeare's plays from an atheist perspective.€€€Although it is clear that Shakespeare engaged with and deployed much of his culture's broadly religious interests - his language is shot through with biblical quotations, priestly sermonizing and Christian imagery - Mallin argues that there is a profound absence of or hostility to God in his plays. Following Dante's three part structure for The Divine Comedy - Hell represents expressions of religious faith in Shakespeare's plays, Purgatory sets out more sceptical positions, and He
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Faith in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441194282 (electronic bk.)
1472554949 (ebook)
9781441194282 (electronic bk.)
9781472554949 (ebook)