The Bible in Shakespeare

ISBN : 9780198817413

Hannibal Hamlin
400 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Feb 2018
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The Bible in Shakespeare is a critical study of the links between the two great pillars of English culture, the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.


Introduction; Part I: Shakespeare's Allusive Practice and its Cultural and Historical Background; 1 Reformation Biblical Culture; 2 A Critical History of the Bible in Shakespeare; 3 Allusion: Theory, History, and Shakespeare's Practice; Part II: Biblical Allusion in the Plays; 4 Shakespeare's Variations on Themes from Genesis 1-3; 5 Creative Anachronism: Biblical Allusion in the Roman Histories; 6 Damnable Iteration: Falstaff, Master of Biblical Allusion; 7 The Great Doom's Image: Macbeth and Apocalypse; 8 The Patience of Lear: King Lear and Job; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

About the author: 

Hannibal Hamlin is Professor of English at The Ohio State University. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huntington Library. His work on the Bible and English literature includes Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature, The Sidney Psalter: Psalms of Philip and Mary Sidney, and The King James Bible after Four Hundred Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences, as well as the Folger Shakespeare Library-Bodleian Library-Harry Ransom Center exhibition, Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible. He is editor of the journal Reformation.

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