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Shakespeare's Personal Faith
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0757  Thursday, 21 April 2005

From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005 12:05:03 -0400
Subject: 16.0739 Shakespeare's Personal Faith
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0739 Shakespeare's Personal Faith

I'm assuming Larry Weiss's tongue was firmly in his cheek when he wrote:
" Consider the manner in which Christ and the Church address each other
in the Song of Songs." If it wasn't, don't tell me.

Peter Bridgman offers the possibility that Shakespeare's pyx/pax theft
mention was inspired by a series of such thefts a hundred or so years
earlier. It's not impossible. Will was voracious for knowledge and who
knows what he managed to read. But the incident in the time of Henry V
is clearly set out in Holinshed and there was no need for another source.

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