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Shakespeare, God and Me

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Do the worlds of Shakespeare and religion mix?

Shakespeare, God, and Me is, in part, a record of a passion by one who is not a proper Shakespeare scholar. It contains some conventional literary criticism (some harsh words on Portia, and an analysis of the Credo in Verdi's Othello) and some more eccentric material: a love letter to Cordelia, a short story based roughly on Macbeth, and a long personal essay on King Lear. Probably not enough God ...

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Overview

Do the worlds of Shakespeare and religion mix?

Shakespeare, God, and Me is, in part, a record of a passion by one who is not a proper Shakespeare scholar. It contains some conventional literary criticism (some harsh words on Portia, and an analysis of the Credo in Verdi's Othello) and some more eccentric material: a love letter to Cordelia, a short story based roughly on Macbeth, and a long personal essay on King Lear. Probably not enough God for the pious.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595155491
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/4/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter I Billy and the Bard 1
Chapter II On Not Wanting to Be Hamlet 6
Chapter III "But if the cause be not good": A King and a President Reflect on War 11
Chapter IV A Midsummer Night's Dance 27
Chapter V Dress Rehearsal 33
Chapter IV The Two Iagos, or Three Cheers for the Credo 39
Chapter VII Mortality and Mercy in Vienna: Measure for Measure and the New Testament 46
Chapter VIII Eschatologies in the Sonnets 57
Chapter IX Forgiveness: Given & Received 70
Chapter X Redemption of Leontes, Resurrection of Hermione 94
Chapter XI The King and I 109
Chapter XII Letter to Cordelia 148
References 153
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