Secret Shakespeare

Secret Shakespeare

Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance

Book - 2004
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Shakespeare's Catholic context was the most important literary discovery of the last century. No biography of the Bard is now complete without chapters on the paranoia and persecution in which he was educated, or the treason which engulfed his family. Whether to suffer outrageous fortune ortake up arms in suicidal resistance was, as Hamlet says, "the question" that fired Shakespeare's stage. In Secret Shakespeare Richard Wilson asks why the dramatist remained so enigmatic about his own beliefs, and so silent on the atrocities he survived. Shakespeare constructed a drama not of discovery, like his rivals, but of darkness, deferral, evasion and disguise, where, for all his hopes of a "golden time" of future toleration, "What's to come" is always unsure. Whether or not "He died a papist", it is because we can never "pluck out the heart"of his mystery that Shakespeare's plays retain their unique potential to resist. This is a fascinating work, which will be essential reading for all scholars of Shakespeare and Renaissance studies.
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2004
ISBN: 9780719070259
0719070252
9780719070242
0719070244
Call Number: 822.33 Cw31
Characteristics: x, 326 p. ; 24 cm

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