The Heart of His Mystery (Paperback)
Shakespeare and the Catholic Faith in England Under Elizabeth and James
iUniverse, 9781440143434, 682pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2009
The Heart of His Mystery examines Shakespeare's life and work against this background. There is strong biographical evidence that he was himself a Catholic, and a detailed survey of his plays and poems shows that his imagination was intimately bound up with his religious faith. When we realise that his human compassion grew from his membership in a persecuted community, we can glimpse the mystery he has encrypted in his works and we come closer to understanding the hidden heart of Shakespeare the man.