Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Bible in Shakespeare

I'm pleased to announce that my review of Hannibal Hamlin's book The Bible in Shakespeare has come out in the online journal Performance, Religion, and Spirituality.

Hamlin's study of Shakespeare's allusions to the Bible is a valuable resource for anyone teaching or studying the plays of the Bard. In addition giving an overview of Shakespeare's Biblical allusions, it also includes case studies of the Roman plays, the character of Sir John Falstaff, and the tragedies Macbeth and King Lear.

You can read my review of the book here. I enjoyed it very much, though I'm sad we now have to content ourselves with reading about Shakespeare rather than seeing his plays performed live.