Preface; 1. An apology for belief; 2. An anatomy of believing; 3. Feeling your knowledge 4. Genre, or the tipping point; 5. Person 6. Plot - or, the promised end; 7. Place; Index.
A discussion of the connections between believing in Shakespeare's play and a post-Reformation understanding of salvation.
Claire McEachern is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Poetics of English Nationhood, 1590-1612 (Cambridge, 1996); and editor of eight of Shakespeare's plays including the Arden 3 Much Ado About Nothing (2015). Her essay collections include the Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy, 2nd edition (Cambridge, 2015), and, with Debora Shuger, Religion and Culture in the English Renaissance (Cambridge, 1997).