This lecture will review the evidence for Shakespeare coming from a Catholic background and retaining Catholic sympathies and will consider how this might affect our reading of the plays and poems. Topics covered will include the Catholic sympathies of his school teachers, the naming of his father for non-attendance at church and his daughter for failure to take communion, the ‘Spiritual Testament’ in the name of John Shakespeare which was found (or forged) in the eighteenth century, and the possibility that Shakespeare worked for two Lancashire Catholic families, the Hoghtons and the Heskeths. The possibility of a Catholic background and Catholic sympathies throws a different light on the repeated references in the plays to the breaking of oaths and vows, the frequently evoked gap between the outward appearance and inner truth of a character, the ‘miraculous’ events in the late romances, and the implications of Prospero’s Epilogue. The lecture will also include a close reading of Sonnet 124 ‘If my dear love were but the child of state’.
Rowland Wymer is Emeritus Professor of English, in the Department of English and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He previously taught at the University of Hull. His main research interests are in Renaissance drama, film, and science fiction. His publications include Suicide and Despair in the Jacobean Drama (1986), Webster and Ford (1995), and Derek Jarman (2005), as well as a number of coedited collections of essays, including Neo-Historicism (2000), The Accession of James I: Historical and Cultural Consequences (2006), and J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions (2011). He is currently working on a book on science fiction and religion and has recently finished editing The Witch of Edmonton for the Oxford edition of The Collected Works of John Ford.
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Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem (1088 Budapest, Reviczky utca 4.), III. em, 319-es terem
2015. május 28., 15:00.
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