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Who created it? Asquith, Clare.
What's it called? Shadowplay : the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare / Clare Asquith.
Who published it? New York : PublicAffairs, c2005.
Edition info! 1st ed.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  822.33 Asq  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xvii, 348 p. ; 25 cm.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-331) and index.
What's it about? Examines possible hidden code terms and double meanings in Shakespeare's plays, which the author maintains was the playwright's way of registering his dissent to the political situation in Elizabethan England.
What's in it? 1. The silence of John Nobody -- 2. Secret voices -- 3. The protectors -- 4. Reconciliation, 1588-1592 -- 5. Persecution, 1592-1594 -- 6. Rage, 1594 -- 7. Addressing the queen, 1595-1599 -- 8. The Catholic resistance, 1599-1600 -- 9. Appeal to the undecided, 1600 -- 10. Failure, 1601-1602 -- 11. The king's man, 1603-1604 -- 12. The powder keg, 1605-1606 -- 13. The post-mortem, 1606-1608 -- 14. The second hope, 1608-1616 -- 15. Silenced, 1610-1611 -- 16. 'The lost man', 1611 and after -- App. Sonnet 152.
Helpful subjects! Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- History.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Religion.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Historical drama, English -- History and criticism.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Catholics -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Catholics -- England -- Intellectual life.
Special numbers! 1586483161
9781586483166
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