Early Modern Drama and the Bible

Contexts and Readings, 1570–1625

  • Adrian Streete

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Situating the Bible in Early Modern Drama

  3. Representing the Bible in Early Modern Drama: Material and Verbal Contexts

  4. Political Theology, the Bible and Drama

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Judith Hudson
      Pages 118-136
  5. Biblical Readings On-stage: Pulpit, Household and Political Controversy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 230-266

About this book


Early modern drama is steeped in biblical language, imagery and stories. This collection examines the pervasive presence of scripture on the early modern stage. Exploring plays by writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Middleton, and Webster, the contributors show how theatre offers a site of public and communal engagement with the Bible.


England theology William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Streete
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EnglishQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK

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