Shakespeare and the Afterlife by John Garrison audiobook

Shakespeare and the Afterlife

By John Garrison
Read by Steven Crossley

By John Garrison
Read by Steven Crossley

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780198801092

The Oxford Shakespeare Topics Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684417063

  • ISBN: 9781684417063

Runtime: 6.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The question of what happens after death was a vital one in Shakespeare's time, as it is today. And, like today, the answers were by no means universally agreed upon. Early moderns held surprisingly diverse beliefs about the afterlife and about how earthly life affected one's fate after death. Was death akin to a sleep where one did not wake until judgment day? Were sick bodies healed in heaven? Did sinners experience torment after death? Would an individual reunite with loved ones in the afterlife? Could the dead return to life? Was immortality possible? The wide array of possible answers to these questions across Shakespeare's work can be surprising.

Exploring how particular texts and characters answer these questions, Shakespeare and the Afterlife showcases the vitality and originality of the author's language and thinking. We encounter characters with very personal visions of what awaits them after death, and these visions reveal new insights into these individuals' motivations and concerns as they navigate the world of the living.

Shakespeare and the Afterlife encourages us to engage with the author's work with new insight and new curiosity. The volume connects some of the best-known speeches, characters, and conflicts to cultural debates and traditions circulating during Shakespeare's time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] small but deeply satisfying book.” Los Angeles Review of Books on Glass

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Author

Author Bio: John Garrison

Author Bio: John Garrison

John Garrison is associate professor of English at Grinnell College. He has held fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, the Medieval Academy of America, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: John S. Garrison

Author Bio: John S. Garrison

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English