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Shakespeare and the Bible

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ISBN-10: 0198184395

ISBN-13: 9780198184393

Edition: 2000

Authors: Steven Marx

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Oxford Shakespeare Topics provides students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Notes and a critical guide to further reading equip the interested reader with the means to broaden research. Despite the presence of hundreds of Biblical allusions in Shakespeare, this is the first book to explore the pattern and significance of those references in relation to a selection of his greatest plays. It reveals the Bible as a rich source for Shakespeare's uses of myth, history, comedy and tragedy, his techniques of staging,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

General Note
Introduction: 'Kiss the book'
Postenrity and Prosperity: Genesis in The Tempest
Historical Types: Moses, David, and Henry V
'Within a Foot of the Extreme Verge': The Book of Job and King Lear
True Lies and False Truths: Measure for Measure and the Gospel
'Dangerous Conceits' and 'Proofs of Holy Writ': Allusion in The Merchant of Venice and Paul's Letter to the Romans
A Masque of Revelation: The Tempest as Apolcaypse
Suggestions for Further Reading