Shakespeare’s Christianity

Shakespeare's Christianity

The Protestant and Catholic Poetics of Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet

Edited by Beatrice Batson

150 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781932792362
  • Published: December 2006



This volume explores the influences of Catholicism and Protestantism in a trio of Shakespeare's tragedies: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Hamlet. Bypassing the discussion of Shakespeare's personal religious beliefs, Batson instead focuses on distinct footprints left by Catholic and Protestant traditions that underlie and inform Shakespeare's artistic genius.