The question of Shakespeare’s Catholic faith was put in the spotlight not too long ago with a pretty cool television series called Will. 
The program wasn’t the very best, but one thing it did right was to use Shakespeare’s Catholic faith as a motivating plot line.
The reason Shakespeare’s Catholicism is such an intriguing question is because of his context and time period. England during the reign of Elizabeth I and King James I was a Protestant police state. For a priest to say Mass was a capital offense. You had to attend the state church. Attendance was taken and fines and deprivation

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