many books which influenced Shakespeare, the Bible and Ovid's Metamorphosis
are probably the two most pervasively influential. This section of the
classroom is devoted to the exploring the influence of the Bible on the
bard. Special attention will be devoted to the recent discovery of
Edward de Vere's Geneva Bible-- the subject of a 2001 Phd Dissertation at the University
of Massachusetts by Roger Stritmatter -- and its possible significance
as a critical artifact in the authorship question.
current information on this project, please visit Dr. Stritmatter's website,
which includes regular updates on the book he's now writing based on
generally, we hope to make available a range of resources on the
relevance of the Bible to Shakespeare studies and tackle the intriguing
and much-neglected question of the relevance of source studies to
persons assume that source studies are boring and irrelevant. Isn't a
text merely a text, regardless of the sources which influenced its
composition? We don't think so: in fact, we think that all texts are,
in actuality, hypertexts. Meaning almost never inheres in a text
itself, but in a relationship between texts. And the more sophisticated
the literary artist, the more that close study of sources -- reading
intertextually -- repays the reader.
Review of Naseeb Shaheen's Biblical
References in Shakespeare's Comedies (1999)
of Stritmatter de Vere Bible Dissertation
with .pdfs of selected chapters.
Marx's online syllabus for his
Shakespeare and the Bible course.
and Queries Articles on Shakespeare and the Bible by Roger
Matthew 6.19-21 (1999)
Ecclesiasticus 23.16-18 (1999)
"By Providence Divine" (2000)
Ezekiel 18.20-32 and King Harry's Theology