2007

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0762  Tuesday, 13 November 2007

From:		Hannibal Hamlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Friday, 09 Nov 2007 09:41:26 -0500
Subject:	Lear and Job

Dear Shakespeareans,

Here is a question that seems ideal for the list:

What is the earliest printed reference to a relationship between King 
Lear and the Book of Job (even broadly speaking -- i.e., X is like or 
reminds one of Y)?

This has become fairly commonplace (see, for instance, Steven Marx or 
Kenneth Gross or various editions), and it goes back at least to 
Holloway's Story of the Night (1961) and Wilson Knight's Wheel of Fire 
(1949).  Is it a 20th century, even post-WWII idea, though, or does it 
go back further?

I'm hunting myself (not entirely lazy!), but I thought I'd see if this 
rang any bells with list-readers.

Many thanks,
Hannibal Hamlin
The Ohio State University
Book Review Editor and Associate Editor, Reformation

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