From the Nov/Dec, 2016 issue of Touchstone
The Man Behind the Arras by Graeme Hunter

The Man Behind the Arras

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion
by David Scott Kastan
Oxford University Press, 2014
(164 pages, $40.00, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

The first thing you notice about Shakespeare is how effortlessly he writes, and his God-like way of taking delight, and making you delight, in all the works of his hands. His writings show you life itself, a gift as rich as it is rare, but they reveal nothing about their author beyond his literary greatness. Persevere, though, and at some point in reading one of his plays, or seeing it performed, a sublime moment is sure to come in which th . . .


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