Revelation in Shakespeare

a study of the supernatural, religious and spiritual elements in his art

Author: Robert William Sigismund Mendl

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Shakespeare's Revelations by Shakespeare's Spirit

Through the Medium of His Pen Sarah Taylor Shatford, Dictated Exactly as Herein Found. No Illiteracies, No Obliterations, Chargable to the Medium. My Hand and Seal Hereon. W. S. in Spirit

Author: Sarah Taylor Shatford

Publisher: N.A



Page: 480

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Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Author: Mark Thornton Burnett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

View: 1573

This authoritative and innovative volume explores the place of Shakespeare in relation to a wide range of artistic practices and activities, past and present.

Shakespearean tragedy

Author: Bradley Andrew Cecil

Publisher: "Издательство ""Проспект"""

ISBN: 5392157467

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 5039

An inspiring gathering of lectures devoted to Shakespearean works by Andrew Cecil Bradley.

Biblical References in Shakespeare's Plays

Author: Naseeb Shaheen

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611493730

Category: Bibles

Page: 880

View: 3707

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.

Apocalyptic Shakespeare

Essays on Visions of Chaos and Revelation in Recent Film Adaptations

Author: Melissa Croteau,Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786453516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 3272

This collection of essays examines the ways in which recent Shakespeare films portray anxieties about an impending global wasteland, technological alienation, spiritual destruction, and the effects of globalization. Films covered include Titus, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Almereyda’s Hamlet, Revengers Tragedy, Twelfth Night, The Passion of the Christ, Radford’s The Merchant of Venice, The Lion King, and Godard’s King Lear, among others that directly adapt or reference Shakespeare. Essays chart the apocalyptic mise-en-scènes, disorienting imagery, and topsy-turvy plots of these films, using apocalypse as a theoretical and thematic lens.

Shakespeare's Revelation

Author: Paul Hunting

Publisher: Perfect Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9780992853396


Page: 250

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Every line of his verse makes it clear Shakespeare was one of the greatest spiritual masters of all time. We know he totally understands the truth of the human condition. What if ... your soul (your true self) has been imprisoned by your mind since you were born? What if ... hidden in his plays is the key to unlock it. Shakespeare's Revelation reveals the mystery of what the key is. Isn't it time you set your self free? As you read Shakespeare's Revelation you'll see, hidden in the allegories, symbols and metaphors in his plays, Shakespeare is repeatedly telling us how we have banished our own soul and been imprisoned by our minds. Neither the church, science, philosophy, or behavioural psychology understand this axiomatic truth and its implications. They are therefore powerless to end human suffering. Shakespeare is repeatedly telling us the power to gain freedom and fulfilment lies in our soul. In his plays he has hidden the key to the door of our soul's prison. Read Shakespeare's Revelation - and grab this key with both hands.


Author: Robert 1835-1910 Waters

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371052010

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 5415

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Shakespeare's Mystery Play

The Opening of the Globe Theatre 1599

Author: Steve Sohmer

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055669

Category: Drama

Page: 292

View: 9790

Through considerable detective work, this work sets out to show that Julius Caeser was the first play performed at the new Globe Theatre on 12 June 1599. Drawing on many areas of expertise, which are rarely allied in Shakespeare scholarship to such an extent, including biblical, liturgical, social and theatrical history, the author sheds new light not only on Julius Caeser but on a variety of accepted beliefs. These include: why Hamlet was not crowned king when his father died; why Brutus would not swear to murder Caeser; why the Elizabethan authorities retained the Julian calender; and why the orthodox dates of the first composition of both Twelfth Night and Hamlet can be called into question.

Shakespeare a Revelation

Author: Skeffington And Son

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110597031

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 2218

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Inheritance Law and Political Theology in Shakespeare and Milton

Election and Grace as Constitutional in Early Modern Literature and Beyond

Author: Joseph S. Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317116658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Reading God's will and a man's Last Will as ideas that reinforce one another, this study shows the relevance of England's early modern crisis, regarding faith in the will of God, to current debates by legal academics on the theory of property and its succession. The increasing power of the dead under law in the US, the UK, and beyond-a concern of recent volumes in law and social sciences-is here addressed through a distinctive approach based on law and humanities. Vividly treating literary and biblical battles of will, the book suggests approaches to legal constitution informed by these dramas and by English legal history. This study investigates correlations between the will of God in Judeo-Christian traditions and the Last Wills of humans, especially dominant males, in cultures where these traditions have developed. It is interdisciplinary, in the sense that it engages with the limits of several fields: it is informed by humanities critical theory, especially Benjaminian historical materialism and Lacanian psychoanalysis, but refrains from detailed theoretical considerations. Dramatic narratives from the Bible, Shakespeare, and Milton are read as suggesting real possibilities for alternative inheritance (i.e., constitutional) regimes. As Jenkins shows, these texts propose ways to alleviate violence, violence both personal and political, through attention to inheritance law.

The Genius of Shakespeare

Picador Classic

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330538349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 3844

With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall

The Inclusive God

Reclaiming Theology for an Inclusive Church

Author: Hugh Rayment-Pickard,Steven Shakespeare

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1853117412

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6283

This short, accessible and compelling book argues that an inclusive vision of God lies at the heart of Christian theology. Since the 1960s liberal theology has been driven by social justice issues and an ethic of tolerance. This has not been enough to check the rise of neoconservative theologies that now predominate in the Churches. Liberal theology now needs to stake a claim for the very identity of Christianity itself, showing how mainstream and inclusive values have always been a central strand of Christian thinking and represent the majority view.

O'Neill's Shakespeare

Author: Normand Berlin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472104697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 1074

Though always grounded in close textual readings, Berlin's analysis spirals outward to encompass O'Neill's artistic and psychological development and touches on the questions of tradition, transcendence, and human nature inevitably raised when such literary connections across history are drawn.

Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre

The Early Modern Body-Mind

Author: Laurie Johnson,John Sutton,Evelyn Tribble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134449216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 3449

This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries are understood in terms of bodily parts and cognitive processes. What might the impact of such understandings be on our picture of Shakespeare’s theatre or on our histories of the early modern period, broadly speaking? This book provides a wide range of approaches to this challenge, covering histories of cognition, studies of early modern stage practices, textual studies, and historical phenomenology, as well as new cultural histories by some of the key proponents of this approach at the present time. Because of the breadth of material covered, full weight is given to issues that are hotly debated at the present time within Shakespeare Studies: presentist scholarship is presented alongside more historically-focused studies, for example, and phenomenological studies of material culture are included along with close readings of texts. What the contributors have in common is a refusal to read the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries either psychologically or materially; instead, these essays address a willingness to study early modern phenomena (like the Elizabethan stage) as manifesting an early modern belief in the embodiment of cognition.

Deep Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Dramas

Theological Reflections on Seven Shakespeare Plays

Author: Arjan Plaisier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 3828

Arjan Plaisier believes audiences who view Shakespeare performances and readers who study the plays deserve better than some of the recent interpretations of the Bard's work. In their attempt to be modern, these interpreters commit historical amnesia by slighting the Christian ethos of the early Renaissance period in which Shakespeare wrote and by riding roughshod over the religious underpinnings of his plays. This neglect skews the playwright's intentions, confuses the audience, and diminishes the full effect of the play. Plaisier, too, is modern--and in a more profound sense. He sets forth how Shakespeare shapes his plots to conform at an ultimate level to timeless biblical narrative patterns (like Northrop Frye, he regards the Bible as a code book), so that there is a right ending to the work. And in an Appendix, Plaisier provides some kindly advice to his fellow pastors. You do well, he says to them, to enrich your noble calling with attention to literature. To do this, he says, you will find Shakespeare most helpful. Yes, and Plaisier's perceptive essays point to the deep wisdom in Shakespeare by which we can all live.