Abstract

Abstract:

Is there anything new to be said about Romeo and Juliet? Anything neither trivial nor arbitrary, that is? If, instead of revisiting any of the things that have been made of the play, one attends closely to what Shakespeare made of the biblical and medieval Christian texts he used in composing it, then yes. Then it becomes evident just how radical a philosophy and theology Romeo and Juliet presents. Shakespeare does not hang up philosophy. Instead, he makes a Juliet. And he offers the story of the transcendent love of Juliet and Romeo to his audience as adversity's sweet milk.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-329X
Print ISSN
0190-0013
Pages
pp. 11-37
Launched on MUSE
2019-07-01
Open Access
No
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