Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 June 2004

320 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719070259

Bookseller Code (06)


Secret Shakespeare

Studies in theatre, religion and resistance

Richard Wilson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A major, long-awaited contribution to the 'Catholic Shakespeare' debate
  • This will be required reading for any Shakespearean, regardless of where they stand on the Catholic issue
  • Examines recurring themes, recent scholarship, and provides close readings of plays to illustrate the influence of the shaded, secretive, dangerous, hidden life of the English Catholics on Shakespeare's work
  • Asks why Shakespeare was so enigmatic about his own beliefs, and remained silent about the atrocities he survived

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