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Re: Shakespeare and the Bible
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0698  Wednesday, 29 July 1998.

[1]     From:   Robin H.-Wells <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 18:30:35 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0693

[2]     From:   Barrett Fisher <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 13:04:06 -0500
        Subj:   Shakespeare and the Bible

[3]     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Wednesday, July 29, 1998
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From:           Robin Headlam-Wells <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 18:30:35 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 9.0693 Re: Shakespeare and the Bible
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0693 Re: Shakespeare and the Bible

Peter Milward's Shakespeare's Religious Background (1976) is interesting
for what it says about his probable knowledge/use of the Catholic Rheims
Testament (thus adding weight to the Smart/De Groot/Honigmann/Wilson
hypothesis about a Catholic upbringing?).

Robin Headlam Wells

PS: A keyword search (Shakespeare + Bible) of the Library of Congress
OPAC yields 30-odd titles on this topic.

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From:           Barrett Fisher <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Jul 1998 13:04:06 -0500
Subject:        Shakespeare and the Bible

>Does anyone know of a collection of Shakespeare's quotes and references
>from the Bible?

I'm not sure this is the sort of thing you are looking for, but Naseeb
Shaheen has at least two books that are relevant: "Biblical References
in Shakespeare's History Plays" (1989) and "Biblical References in
Shakespeare's Tragedies" (1987); whether he has done a book on the
comedies, I don't recall.

Barrett Fisher
Department of English
Bethel College (MN)

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From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Wednesday, July 29, 1998
Subject:        Shakespeare and the Bible

Stephen Marx's "Holy War in *Henry V*" explores "some of the
relationships between war, religion and politics that connect
Shakespeare's play to the depiction of holy war in the Bible."  The
essay examines Henry V's "pious fashioning of foreign policy from
biblical models," "Henry's Machiavellian uses of religion to gain
political power," "Machiavelli's own interpretation of biblical history
and politics," and "the holy war in Henry's personal relationship with
God."  [*Shakespeare Survey*. 48 (1995): 85-97.]
 

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