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Killing Physicians: Shakespeare's Blind Heroes and Reformation Saints

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Killing Physicians: Shakespeare's Blind Heroes and Reformation Saints

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Killing Physicians: Shakespeare's Blind Heroes and Reformation Saints is intended to give its reader a street-level perspective of Shakespeare’s great tragedies and late plays:

* Hamlet
* The Tempest
* King Lear
* Henry VIII
* Othello
* The Winter’s Tale
* Cymbeline

Diving into the social and theological tensions alive in sixteenth-century London neighborhoods, this book uncovers what may have been Shakespeare’s answer to a world fraught with political and religious controversy.

John J. Norton, PhD, is professor and chair of the English department at Concordia University Irvine. His career as a Shakespeare scholar began at Sheffield Hallam University under the tutelage of Lisa Hopkins (Shakespearean Allusion in Detective Fiction and Renaissance Drama on the Edge). Norton has researched Shakespeare’s cultural influence all over the world, from Beijing, China, to Kolkata, India, to Kigali, Rwanda, to Leipzig, Germany. Norton enjoys research and uncovering new insight in the great Shakespeare canon as well as enticing undergraduates at Concordia University to read and appreciate the great Bard.

ISBN: 9781945978500

ISBN-10: 9781945978500

Publisher: New Reformation Publications

Publication Date: 09/01/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/01/2017 - 12:00am

Pages: 204

Language: English

Categories

Literary Criticism / Shakespeare

Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Drama / Shakespeare

History / Europe / Great Britain / Tudor & Elizabethan Era (1485-1603)

History / Europe / Renaissance