Was Shakespeare A Closet Catholic?
 
KU 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.

Photo by Kelly Heese/ University Relations
Carol Enos, who studied Shakespeare's religion for her thesis, has been asked to present her findings in England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 14, 2000
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