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Shakespeare and the Franciscan Order

This is an excellent piece about the presence of the Franciscan Order in Shakespeare’s works. As both a Shakespearean enthusiast and student of the Reformation, I thoroughly enjoyed this article and I hope you will as well. Thanks to Ken Colston and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review for providing the information! 

 

H/T Ken Colston and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review 

 

Like the present Holy Father, William Shakespeare channeled an ‘inner Franciscan.’ Despite Elizabethan persecution of Roman Catholics, the dramatic genius—who, according to Harold Bloom, invented the human personality—gave several pivotal roles to characters from an order that had virtually disappeared from England several generations earlier during Henry VIII’s first dissolution of the monasteries.”

 

For the entire piece, please see Ken Colston and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review 

 

Shakespeare and the Franciscan Order.

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