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Religions 2018, 9(11), 331; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9110331

Curse, Interrupted: Richard III, Jacob and Esau, and the Elizabethan Succession Crisis

Liberty Fund, 11301 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032-4564, USA
Received: 10 October 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 26 October 2018 / Published: 29 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religions in Shakespeare's Writings)
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A previously unexplored reference to the biblical story of Jacob and Esau in Shakespeare’s Richard III underlines connections to the early modern dramatic preoccupation with the question of succession in the late Elizabethan era. View Full-Text
Keywords: Shakespeare; Richard III; Jacob; Esau; Bible; Genesis; Tudor; Elizabeth I; Early Modern; succession Shakespeare; Richard III; Jacob; Esau; Bible; Genesis; Tudor; Elizabeth I; Early Modern; succession
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