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Contents Acknowledgments iv Note on Spelling Conventions v Notes on Contributors vi Introduction: Kenneth J.E. Graham 1 I: Theatre and Religious Change Before Shakespeare Chapter 1: Alexandra F. Johnston, 'William Cecil and the Drama of Persuasion' 15 Chapter 2: Mary A. Blackstone, 'The Queen's Men and the Performance of Allegiance, Conformity, and Difference in Elizabethan Norwich' 54 II: Shakespeare Presents the Religious Past Chapter 3: Elizabeth Williamson, 'Things Newly Performed: The Resurrection Tradition in Shakespeare's Plays' 90 Chapter 4: Karen Sawyer Marsalek, 'Staging Allegiance, Re-membering Trials: King Henry VIII and the Blackfriars Theater' 130 III: Religious Identities I: Catholic and Protestant Chapter 5: Phebe Jensen, '"Mirth in Heaven": Religion and Festivity in As You Like It' 159 Chapter 6: Glenn Clark, 'Speaking Daggers: Shakespeare's Troubled Ministers' 198 IV: Religious Identities II: Muslim and Jew Chapter 7: Tom Bishop, 'Othello in the Wilderness: How did Shakespeare Use his Bible?' 238 Chapter 8: Marianne Novy, 'The Merchant of Venice and Pressured Conversions in the Early Modern World' 266 V: Shakespeare and Early Modern Social History: Religion and the Secular Chapter 9: Richard Strier, 'Sanctifying the Bourgeoisie: The Cultural Work of The Comedy of Errors' 296 Chapter 10: Debora Shuger, '"In a Christian Climate": Religion and Honor in Richard II' 328 VI: Shakespeare and the Changing Theatre: Religion or the Secular Chapter 11: Jeffrey Knapp, 'Author, King, and Christ in Shakespeare's Histories' 372 Chapter 12: Anthony B. Dawson, 'The Secular Theater' 408
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Religion in literature.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 17th century.