Perdition Catch My Soul: Shakespeare, Hell, and Damnation

  • Edward B M Rendall (Participant)

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This one-day symposium will examine the dramatization of early modern philosophies of hell and damnation. We will ask how Renaissance drama explored the hazards of judgement, damnation, and perdition.
What did playwrights think it meant to sell one’s soul to the devil?
What was their definition of sin?
What role did the devil play in theatre – and in people’s everyday lives?

Papers are invited on (but not limited to) topics such as: hell, damnation, sin, the devil, the demonic, Satan, witchcraft, the supernatural, prophecy, theological disputes.
Period8 Dec 2018
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational