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Shakespeare and Protestant Poetics

Authors: Gleckman, Jason

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  • Examines the use of specifically Protestant theological concepts in Shakespeare's works.
  • Considers three key concepts of double predestination, conversion, and free will
  • Debates how Shakespeare questions his own religious heritage in his most famous plays
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This book explores the impact of the sixteenth-century Reformation on the plays of William Shakespeare. Taking three fundamental Protestant concerns of the era – (double) predestination, conversion, and free will – it demonstrates how Protestant theologians, in England and elsewhere, re-imagined these longstanding Christian concepts from a specifically Protestant perspective.  Shakespeare utilizes these insights to generate his distinctive view of human nature and the relationship between humans and God.   Through in-depth readings of the Shakespeare comedies ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and ‘Twelfth Night’, the romance ‘A Winter’s Tale’, and the tragedies of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Hamlet’, this book examines the results of almost a century of Protestant thought upon literary art.



       


About the authors

Jason Gleckman is Associate Professor of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He has published essays on William Shakespeare, Thomas More, Edmund Spenser, and Thomas Wyatt.  This is his first book.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 64,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare and Protestant Poetics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-599-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9599-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-598-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-329-601-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 383
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