Ms. Smriti Mary Gupta
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Jaipur National University, Jaipur
Giving the vast proliferation of Shakespeare studies we examine the strong impact of Bible in his plays. Inevitably, for instance, the study of Shakespeare and the Bible overlaps the study of Shakespeare and religion. There is some evidence that Shakespeare had read and used the ‘Geneva Bible’ in his works. The glimpse of parables and references of the Bible can be seen very clearly in many of his plays. The similarities of the incidents and characters from the Bible and King Lear from the Shakespeare’s play will be discussed in this paper which had a strong impact on the audience of sixteenth century and it is still continuing at the present time.
Keywords: King Lear, Job, Geneva Bible, King James Version Bible 1611.