by Ronnie Mulryne
from Modern Believing Vol 58:2 - April 2017

Abstract:

In what sense is King Lear a play for our times? The talk, written at the moment Brexit was announced, and the preface at the moment of the Donald Trump victory, attempt to draw parallels with, and even draw lessons from, Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

Keywords:

KING LEAR, SILENCE, POLITICAL DISILLUSION


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by Christian Coppa
from Modern Believing Vol 58:2 - April 2017

Abstract:

Through an analysis of the sense of touch and its erotic, devotional, and tragic significance in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this essay considers how theatrical performance might contribute to a theological imagination of bodily life and its transfiguration by grace.

Keywords:

EMBODIMENT, TOUCH, TRANSFORMATION, MORTALITY, GRACE


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by Vittorio Montemaggi
from Modern Believing Vol 58:2 - April 2017

Abstract:

In a version of his spoken address, Vittorio Montemaggi demonstrates how King Lear invites us to reflect on theatre and the nature of Resurrection as the ‘theological horizon’ in which language and love are spoken.

Keywords:

KING LEAR, RESURRECTION, PERFORMANCE, THEATRICALITY, FORGIVENESS


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by Alycia Smith-Howard Timmis
from Modern Believing Vol 58:2 - April 2017

Abstract:

Shakespeare allows us to connect with God as divine Poet and the Son as his imagination bodied forth as mercy in action. A sustained comparison of Prospero in The Tempest with Joseph in Genesis reveals the gospel of Shakespeare as one of sharing in God’s merciful and forgiving nature.

Keywords:

SHAKESPEARE, MERCY, PROSPERO, JOSEPH, GENESIS


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