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Beatrice Groves

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199208982

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208982.001.0001

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Drama and the Word: The Bible on the Early Modern Stage

Drama and the Word: The Bible on the Early Modern Stage

(p.10) 1 Drama and the Word: The Bible on the Early Modern Stage
Texts and Traditions

Beatrice Groves

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the primary text of Shakespeare's society — the Bible — and its relationship with the stage: its familiarity to both Shakespeare and his audience, and the way that stage censorship fostered subtle allusion and engagement with biblical themes.

Keywords:   Bible, Shakespeare, Catholicism, stage censorship

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