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The religious views of William Shakespeare are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate dating back more than 150 years. The general assumption about William Shakespeare's religious affiliation is that he was a conforming member of the established Anglican Church.


What was Shakespeare’s religion? It’s possible to answer this seemingly simple question in lots of different ways. Like other English subjects who lived through the ongoing Reformation, Shakespeare was legally obliged to attend Church of England services. Officially, at least, he was a ...


What was Shakespeare's religion? Since we do not know much about the personal life of William Shakespeare, we cannot say for sure what religion he practiced in private. We do know that he was born under the rule of Elizabeth I, who was Protestant and outlawed Catholicism. Thus, Shakespeare's public faith would have been Protestant.


How do religious ideas influence Shakespeare's writing? And how does he handle the divisions between Catholics and Protestants in England? David Scott Kastan talks about Shakespeare and religion on this episode of the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the greatest poet and dramatist ever to write in English, was probably born on April 23, but was baptised on this day (April 26) at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. It was a time of religious turmoil in England. Henry VIII had broken with Rome and ...


In Ivor Morris’ review of religion in Shakespeare’s tragedies, he states, “A religious consciousness and potentiality is thus to be seen at work in Hamlet; yet by no stretch of the imagination can it be said that the play reveals him throughout as a man of faith” (405).


The main religion during the time of William Shakespeare was Protestantism. Protestantism had been declared the national religion of England, one year before Shakepeare's birth in 1564. The Catholic church was also still strong in England during this time, primarily among the noble families of northern England.


William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard").


William Shakespeare (2013). “The Wars of the Roses In Plain and Simple English: Includes Henry VI Parts 1 - 3 & Richard III, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V”, p.854, BookCaps Study Guides


William Shakespeare, Nick De Somogyi (2001). “Hamlet: The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : the First Folio of 1623 and a Parallel Modern Edition”, p.106, Nick Hern Books Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.