Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays
Foyalty 129

Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays (Hardback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


David N. Beauregard explores and reexamines Shakespeare's theology in "Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays" from the standpoint of current revisionist history of the English Reformation.This new perspective is based on three developments. Currently, there is a steadily growing interest in Shakespeare's Catholic background. Recent evidence has surfaced strongly suggesting that Shakespeare's father and daughter were both Catholic. John Shakespeare's "Spiritual Testament" and his presence on the recusant rolls are now accepted as indications of his Catholicism, and the listing of Susanna Shakespeare by the Stratford ecclesiastical court as among those "popishly affected" suggests a continuity of Catholicism in the Shakespeare family. Second, the revival of theory that Shakespeare's "lost years" were spent in the service of a Lancashire Catholic nobleman accords with these indications.Third, and most importantly, the work of Christopher Haigh, Eamon Duffy, J. J.

Scarisbrick, and others has led to a revised understanding of the English Reformation, which maintains that the English Reformation was imposed from above but resisted by the general populace so that it took root very slowly. In the words of Christopher Haigh, late sixteenth-century England was a "Protestant nation, but not a nation of Protestants." These three recent developments indicate an obvious need for a reconsideration of Shakespeare's theology.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominations Publisher: Associated University Presses Publication Date: 15/12/2007 ISBN-13: 9780874130027  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by David N. Beauregard

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Deadwood and Shakespeare: The Henriad...
Susan Cosby Ronnenberg
Discoveries on the Early Modern ...
Leslie Thomson
Shakespeare and London
Duncan Salkeld
Imagining Shakespeare's Wife: The...
Katherine West Scheil
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close