The unheard prayer : religious toleration in Shakespeare's drama /

Repeatedly Shakespeare dramatizes one who prays when no one is listening, interested, or even there. This study reads the scenario parallel to early modern anxieties surrounding prayer itself, suggesting a vision of religious syncretism Shakespeare imagines for his world.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sterrett, Joseph
Corporate Author: ebrary, Inc
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series:Studies in religion and the arts ; v. 6.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Here our prayer: oppositional praying in Titus Andronicus
  • "Behold the window of my heart", poems and unheard prayers in Love's labour's lost
  • Outpraying prayers in Richard II
  • Confessing Claudius: sovereignty, fraternity & isolation at the heart of Hamlet
  • An economy of prayer: All's well that ends well
  • "Thou pray'st thy gods in vain": King Lear
  • "Such a peace": answered prayer in Shakespeare's "late plays"
  • Conclusion