Biblical References in Shakespeare’s Plays


Naseeb Shaheen

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 880 pages

File size: 11 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the English Bibles of Shakespeare’s day, notes their similarities and differences, and indicates which version the playwright knew best. The biblical references in each of Shakespeare’s plays are then carefully analyzed, as are Shakespeare’s references to the Prayer Book and the homilies. The thorny question of what constitutes a valid biblical reference is also discussed.