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Shakespeare

In Culture, History, Religion and Worldviews on April 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm

 
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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died 52 years later on April 23rd, 1616. While almost everyone agrees on the influence of his works on English literature, there are many strong disagreements about his life, legacy and faith. This conversation with Dr. Leland Ryken, Professor of English at Wheaton College, examines his work and impact that Christianity had on his work.

Audio excerpts are from the following YouTube videos: Henry the V (1993),  Sonnet no. 16 , Hamlet (1990) and MacBeth (1983)

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