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The playwright everyone wants a bit of

Alison Shell enjoys a study of Shakespeare which finds him cool

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and religion
David Scott Kastan
OUP £25
(978-0-19-957289-2)
Church Times Bookshop £22.50 (Use code CT366 )

NO TOPIC in Shakespeare studies has inspired such partisan debate as Shakespeare's religious beliefs, or lack of them. This partly stems from readers' desire to have Shakespeare on their side, whatever that side is - a desire that is facilitated by the very qualities that ...

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