Secret Shakespeare: studies in theatre, religion and resistance

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 326 pages
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Wrapped in a player's hide : Shakespeare's secret history -- Ghostly fathers : Shakeshafte and the Jesuits -- Secrets as a dumb man : two comedies of Italy and the genesis of secrecy -- No news but the old news : Shakespeare and the tragedy of Arden -- A bloody question : the politics of Venus and Adonis -- Love in idleness : the stripping of the altars in A midsummer night's dream -- Dyed in mummy : Othello and the mulberries -- The pilot's thumb : Macbeth and the martyrs -- Voyage to Tunis : new history and the old world of The tempest -- Unseasonable laughter : the context of Cardenio -- The statue of our queen : Shakespeare's open secret -- A winter's tale : King Lear in the Pennines.

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Shakespeares secret history10
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Ghostly fathers
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Secret as a dumb
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Richard Wilson is Professor of Renaissance Literature in the Department of English at the University of Lancaster.

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