Shakespeare’s Hybrid Faith

History, Religion and the Stage

  • Jean-Christophe Mayer

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

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This book throws new light on the issue of the dramatist's religious orientation by dismissing sectarian and one-sided theories, tackling the problem from the angle of the variegated Elizabethan context recently uncovered by modern historians and theatre scholars. It is argued that faith was a quest rather than a quiet certainty for the playwright.


dramatist reformation religion William Shakespeare

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  • Jean-Christophe Mayer
    • 1
  1. 1.French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)France

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