The Bible in Shakespeare
Reviews and Awards
"One of the many excellent features of Hannibal Hamlin's introduction to The Bible in Shakespear is his emphasis on the spoken as well as the written word...In a book happily free of fashionable jargon, and and intended for the "educated general reader as well as the academic community", Hamlin passes from a survey of Shakespears's allusive practices to a detailed study of his use of Gensis 1-3." - Gerard Kilroy, The Times Literary Supplement.
"The book is well presented and standards of copy-editing are good ... The Bible in Shakespeare is a fine study that deserves a wide audience. Hamlin is an excellent guide to this fascinating terrain, and his book opens up new avenues of enquiry that Shakespearean and early modern scholars will want to pursue further." - Adrian Streete, Review of English Studies
"Hamlin is a gifted reader of Wisdom literature and its precocious modernism ... This is a major book that establishes new readings of individual plays as well as an approach to biblical culture that is ready to be developed freshly in other contexts." - Julia Reinhard Lupton, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
"Hamlin has built an impressive (and I suspect indispensable) bridge between two of the world's desert-island books." - Rev Dr Paul Edmondson, Around the Globe