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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 92
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

Whereas the "meta-drama" in Hamlet draws upon a variety of Biblical echoes, with emphasis on the themes of "sin" and "conscience", as well as "providence", that in the next three tragedies, which all belong to the new Jacobean age, lays more emphasis on the story of the Passion and Death of Jesus. It may even be said that, taken one by one, they may each be seen as Shakespeare's Passion Play.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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