Secret Shakespeare: Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance

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Shakespeare's Catholic context was the most important literary discovery of the last century. In 'Secret Shakespeare', Richard Wilson asks why the dramatist remained so enigmatic about his own beliefs, and so silent on the atrocities he survived. Shakespeare constructed a drama not of discovery, like his rivals, but of darkness, deferral, evasion and disguise, where, for all his hopes of a 'golden time' of future toleration, 'What's to come' is always unsure.
 

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Introduction
1
Wrapped in a players hide Shakespeares secret history
10
Ghostly fathers Shakeshafte and the Jesuits
44
Secret as a dumb man Two comedies of Italy and the genesis of secrecy
71
No news but the old news Shakespeare and the tragedy of Arden
104
A bloody question The politics of Venus and Adonis
126
Love in idleness The stripping of the altars in A Midsummer Nights Dream
144
Dyed in mummy Othello and the mulberries
155
Voyage to Tunis New history and the old world of The Tempest
206
Unseasonable laughter The context of Cardenio
230
The statue of our queen Shakespeares open secret
246
A Winters tale King Lear in the Pennines
271
Epilogue
294
Bibliography
301
Index
319
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The pilots thumb Macbeth and the martyrs
186

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