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Shakespeare"s common prayers the Book of common prayer and the Elizabethan age by Daniel Swift

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sources,
  • Religion in literature,
  • Religion,
  • History,
  • Religion and literature,
  • Prayer in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesBook of common prayer and the Elizabethan age
StatementDaniel Swift
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3011 .S95 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25237827M
ISBN 109780199838561
LC Control Number2012005616

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Daniel Swift explores what he convincingly calls the neglected topic of the literary influence on Shakespeare's works of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). He calls the BCP "the central religious text of this powerfully religious age" (p. 3)/5(13).   In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the :   A tantalising copy of the Book of Common Prayer is owned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The copy contains the edition of the book together with the psalms that first appeared in , and the whole book was printed in by Christopher Barker, the official printer to Queen Elizabeth.   Shakespeare’s Common Prayers: The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age User Review - Book Verdict The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) was first published in during the English Reformation.

  The Book of Common Prayer is one of the hidden ingredients of Shakespeare’s plays: it is a skeleton beneath the skin of the best-known literary works of our or any time. Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter. Join HuffPost. The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age. Author: Daniel Swift; Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: Category: Drama Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» A fascinating and highly original exploration of Shakespeare's great overlooked source, the Book of Common Prayer. Shakespeare's Common Prayers. Swift's book is full of enlightening information and well written. It informs Shakespeare and the whole period of English history.4/5(11). The Book of Common Prayer, , edited by John Booty and published by the Folger Shakespeare Library in , and Liturgiae Britannicae, by Willian Keeling (publ. ), were also consulted. Additionally, The State Prayers and other Variations in the Book of Common Prayer, by Frank Streatfeild (), was used for the variations in the State Prayers found in the Litany.

In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. The Book of Common Prayer is a testament to Cranmer’s genius as a translator and writer of formal religious prose, and its phrasing and cadences have echoed around the churches of England and the Commonwealth for more than years. The collection alone would be enough to secure its place among the great books of the : $ Shakespeare's Common Prayers. The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age. Daniel Swift. Table of Contents. Prologue: A Revel with the Puritans. Chapter 1: The only book in the world. Part 1: The form of solemnization of Matrimony. Chapter 2: For better, for worse. Chapter 3: Till death us depart. Shakespeare's Common Prayers revolves around Shakespeare's great overlooked source: the Book of Common Prayer, first published in , whose appearance established Protestantism as the compulsory belief of the day. Written in a simple vernacular and incorporating familiar Catholic rituals, the book laid out the proper performance of church rites and services.