Shakespeare A Closet Catholic?
grad eyes the Bard's religion
- In 16th-century England, Catholics practiced
their religion in secret, hoping they would not be discovered
by the Protestant monarchy. At the same time, William Shakespeare
was writing drama and poetry that would mark him, in the minds
of some scholars, as a closet Catholic cleverly protesting the
English government's religious intolerance.
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Carol Enos, who studied
Shakespeare's religion for her thesis, has been asked to present
her findings in England.