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The Complete Pelican Shakespeare

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Was Shakespeare Catholic? The religious views of William Shakespeare are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate dating back more than 150 years. Many scholars have speculated about his personal religious beliefs, based on analysis of the historical record and of his published work, more and more scholars are accepting claims that Shakespeare's family may have had Catholic sympathies and that he himself was a secret Catholic.

Was this master of the English language made such through the grace of his Catholic faith? We invite you to reread Shakespeare through this lens and discover a wealth of insights into some of the greatest works and stories of the English language. 

About the Complete Pelican Shakespeare

This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.

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