Shakespeare and Religious Change

  • Kenneth J. E. Graham
  • Philip D. Collington

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Shakespeare and Religious Change

    1. Kenneth J. E. Graham
      Pages 1-13
  3. Shakespeare and Social History: Religion and the Secular

  4. Dramatic Continuities and Religious Change

  5. Religious Identities

  6. Shakespeare and the Changing Theater: Religion or the Secular

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Anthony B. Dawson
      Pages 238-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-281

About this book


This balanced and innovative collection explores the relationship of Shakespeare's plays to the changing face of early modern religion, considering the connections between Shakespeare's theatre and the religious past, the religious identities of the present and the deep cultural changes that would shape the future of religion in the modern world.


comedy cultural change drama future Inuit Jesus Christ performance present religion social history spelling theatre tradition wilderness William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth J. E. Graham
    • 1
  • Philip D. Collington
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WaterlooCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada
  3. 3.Niagara UniversityLewistonUSA

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