Friday, December 5, 2014

To be Catholic or not to be?

Manuscript revives debate about Shakespeare's faith
The 233rd known surviving first folio was found near Calais, France.
Photo: Denis Charlet / Agence France-Presse.
A first-edition copy of William Shakespeare's plays was recently discovered in a library in France. The rare book has a connection to the Jesuits, refueling the debate over whether or not the bard was Catholic.
“People have been making vague arguments, but now for the first time we have a connection between the Jesuit college network and Shakespeare,” expert Eric Rasmussen said. “The links become a little more substantial when you have this paper trail.”
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