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Date of Publication: 2005
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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Ave Maria University Press (1 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193258921X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932589214
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,337,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By patrick stakem on 10 Dec. 2014
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informative and interesting
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The presumed is proposed 18 Aug. 2012
By Brian C. Smith - Published on
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To fully appreciate this book, you need to have some background knowledge on Shakespeare;that he being a Catholic is getting to be old news. Fr. Peter cuts little slack [few Jesuits do ] to the reader. He doesn't "baby-step" the reader, like our educators do these days. You will feel like you walked into the middle of a lecture and if you are smart enough you will catch on and really enjoy the book,but if you want a history that starts off with the re-telling of everything already known,you'll always feel behind. Well worth reading,but don't expect cotton-candy
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2 + 2 = 4 14 Sept. 2009
By Ms. Mary Flynn - Published on
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Admittedly, literary criticism and hstory don't have the same "proofs" as 2 =2 = 4; But Peter Milward has proved Shakespeare knew the people and the people who knew the Jesuits including Edmund Campanion, and wrote for the recusants persecuted during the English Reformation. He finds the evidence in Shakspeare's play and sonnets. Brillant. A nust read. Peter Milward, Oxford PhD, writes with evidence also from knowing and reasearching the Enlish history of the 16th and 17 century and has certainly convinced me. After years of research and reading 2 + 2 does = 4
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Very scholarly; Very detailed; perhaps a bit too speculative in parts though 3 Nov. 2013
By J. Michael - Published on
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It should be beyond doubt by now that William Shakespeare was a Catholic. Perhaps not the kind to stick out his neck and seek out martyrdom; perhaps not even a notably pious Catholic; but a Catholic in upbringing, belief and sympathy nonetheless. Various biographical details of his life support the assertion, while his plays and sonnets exude a spirit marinated in Catholic faith and culture. The author, a learned priest and an expert on his subject, marshals all these facts and textual evidence in support of his thesis, but then goes a step further. Rather than merely referencing the_glaring_examples of Catholic sentiment and language in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, he combs through_every_play and sonnet for the least shred of evidence. In so doing, he does turn up some convincing nuggets. However, he presents a lot more that which- to this layman- seem ambiguous at best. Perhaps to the specialist this work's depth and detail would seem fitting and proper, but it seems a bit over-argued to the casual reader, who would benefit from a condensed version.
Five Stars 14 Feb. 2015
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Very interesting book by Milward, the prolific dean of works supporting the thesis that Shakespeare was a Catholic sympathizer.
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