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Shakespeare and More and vice versa
Thomas More was among the works of the Shakespearean canon


Author: By Enrique Garcia Marquez |



Recommend the reading of William Shakespeare seems unnecessary. The recognition of his work speaks for itself and specially this year that it meets the 400 years of his death, more. We could take advantage of the section to discover another author with a lesser impact, however, there is a reading of Shakespeare that is often overlooked and that it is essential to enjoy it at all. This is Thomas More (Editions Rialp, 2013), a work that goes from the literary to the biographical work, going through the confessional, where the playwright shows a great devotion to the martyr English.

Shakespeare have faced with himself, even until the end of denying the authorship of their works because it was not to the university, was not aristocrat or was not in all his power - which denotes a snobbery staggering-. There are those who consider it a nihilistic, a kind of pro atheist that took the ideology of each of their characters or, as a minimum, a dogmatic of skepticism. Then they add that is saved by the splendor of their language, as if the shape amounted to the Fund or by his deep understanding of the human (this last at least, it is true). But that vision so extended the writer forgets their circumstances and does not read between the lines, which is where the literature is the play.
Shakespeare was born in 1564 in a England, the Elizabethan, shaken by the religious conflicts. The Anglican schism is still very recent, and even more the tragic reign of Mary Tudor, during which he was about to be restored the Catholicism. While writes his work, Catholics are being cruelly persecuted and executed, and they have to live their faith in secret. These are times of martyrs, of heroic recusants and crypto catholic
The historical evidence to suggest that Shakespeare belonged to that group pursued is overwhelming. Joseph Pearce has reviewed the studies and the testimonies and has systematized in a book to be read with the same suspense of a detective novel: Shakespeare. An investigation (Word, 2008). The dazzling, from a literary point of view, lies in the fact that the knowledge of the historical and ideological context in which wrote the works of the immortal English writer sheds a very clear light on them, achieving what seemed to be impossible: that gain greater depth and excellence. At the same time, its admirable human understanding of what remains the same.

Thomas More and Thomas More
The historical drama of Thomas More , in which the original are the most extensive manuscripts of Shakespeare, was a collective work in which our author had, perhaps, the inspiring role. In any case, its contribution was so substantial that Thomas More was among the works of the Shakespearean canon, which were published in 2012 by Editions Rialp.
Without that can be equated to the titles summit of its production, its importance lies in the fact that it offers another indication of the powerful faith of Shakespeare, which allows you to make a more comprehensive reading, coherent and exciting of his entire work. Shakespeare chose a significant martyr as protagonist of the drama and introduced many allegations and winks pro catholic who turned it into a stylish and fun auto sacramental. As expected, the censure does not allow its publication. This helps us to easily understand that, in the works that it survived the censorship, was more subtle and stealthy, although always left enough tracks for the insightful.
In this work, it is admirable the vividness of the portrait of Moro, although it is perhaps not so strange if we think that Shakespeare due to feel very challenged by the author of Utopia (Editions Rialp, 2013), who was characterized by its eagerness to circumvent the gallows, without renouncing his faith, his love of the arts and the theater, his sense of humor and, above all, their dual status of "good server of the King, but of God before".

Translated by Catholic.net






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