Publisher description for Theatre and religion : Lancastrian Shakespeare / edited by Richard Dutton, Alison Findlay and Richard Wilson.

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This important collection of essays focuses on the place of Roman Catholicism in early modern England, bringing new perspectives to bear on the question of whether Shakespeare himself was Catholic. Among the many topics discussed are the nature of Elizabethan Catholicism, Jesuit drama in the period, individual plays in the light of these questions, and the possible influence of religious conflicts on the publication of the Shakespeare First Folio.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Religion, Christianity and literature England History 16th century, Christianity and literature England History 17th century, Christian drama, English History and criticism, Catholics England History 16th century, Catholics England History 17th century, Drama Religious aspects Christianity, Religion in drama