Shakespeare and Religion
Essays of Forty Years
First Published in 2002. Part of the G.Wilson Knight collection, the essays included in this volume constitute a fairly consistent record of his attempts over a period of some forty years to explore the deeper significances of Shakespearian poetry and drama.
Table of Contents
Chapter I Introduction; Chapter II Brutus and Cassius; Chapter III The Poet and Immortality; Chapter IV Romantic Friendship; Chapter V Mystic Symbolism; Chapter VI Jesus and Shakespeare; Chapter VII On Henry VIII; Chapter VIII The Making of Macbeth; Chapter IX St. George and the Dragon; Chapter X From this Sceptred Isle; Chapter XI Four Pillars of Wisdom; Chapter XII Shakespeare’s World; Chapter XIII Shakespeare and the Incas: A Study of Apu Ollantay; Chapter XIV The Avenging Mind; Chapter XV New Dimensions in Shakespearian Interpretation; Chapter XVI Timon of Athens and its Dramatic Descendants; Chapter XVII The Tragic Enigma; Chapter XVIII Shakespeare and Religion; Chapter XIX Shakespeare and the English Language; Chapter XX New Light on the Sonnets; Chapter XXI C. B. Purdom’s Shakespearian Theory; Chapter XXII Shakespeare and the Supernatural; Chapter XXIII Christian Doctrine; Chapter XXIV Symbolism;
G. Wilson Knight Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the University of Leeds Formerly Chancellors’ Professor of English at Trinity College, Toronto