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Religious conversion in early modern English drama, Lieke Stelling, Utrecht University

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Religious conversion in early modern English drama
Title
Religious conversion in early modern English drama
Statement of responsibility
Lieke Stelling, Utrecht University
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few subjects of the English stage have proved more alluring and enduring than religious conversion. The emergence of the Elizabethan theatre marked a profound shift in the way in which conversion was presented. If medieval drama had encouraged conversion without reservation, early Elizabethan plays started to question it. Considering over forty canonical and lesser known works, this study argues that more so than any other medium, early modern drama engaged with the question of the possibility of undergoing a radical transformation in faith and presented the period's understanding of it as fundamentally unsettled. Offering the first cross-religious exploration of conversion in early modern English drama, and presenting a new reading of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, Lieke Stelling reveals telling patterns in the stage's treatment of conversion and religious identity" --
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stelling, Lieke,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Conversion in literature
  • Conversion in literature
  • English drama
Label
Religious conversion in early modern English drama, Lieke Stelling, Utrecht University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Spiritual conversion. "Be by me converted": medieval and reformation drama -- "The whole Summe of Christianitie": spiritual conversion in Protestant sermons -- "'Twas I but 'tis not I": dramatic transformations of spiritual conversion -- Part II: Interfaith conversion. "More stable and perfect faith": religious diversification and the paradox of interfaith conversion -- "False runagates" and "Superlunatical hypocrites": securing religious identity on the stage -- "Most beautiful pagan; most sweet Jew": preserving Christianity in authentic conversions -- "For Christian shame": Othello's assimilation into Venice -- Conclusion -- Appendix: List of spiritual and interfaith conversion plays
Control code
1079292984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781108477031
Lccn
2018039112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079292984
Label
Religious conversion in early modern English drama, Lieke Stelling, Utrecht University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Spiritual conversion. "Be by me converted": medieval and reformation drama -- "The whole Summe of Christianitie": spiritual conversion in Protestant sermons -- "'Twas I but 'tis not I": dramatic transformations of spiritual conversion -- Part II: Interfaith conversion. "More stable and perfect faith": religious diversification and the paradox of interfaith conversion -- "False runagates" and "Superlunatical hypocrites": securing religious identity on the stage -- "Most beautiful pagan; most sweet Jew": preserving Christianity in authentic conversions -- "For Christian shame": Othello's assimilation into Venice -- Conclusion -- Appendix: List of spiritual and interfaith conversion plays
Control code
1079292984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781108477031
Lccn
2018039112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1079292984

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