Get Thee from the Nunnery

Shakespeare’s Argument Against Celibacy--and for Life

When I came into my “Introduction to Shakespeare” classroom on Good Friday, students all over the room were animatedly talking. “Did you see the demonstration in front of Planned Parenthood?” one asked me, as others chimed in about police cars and crowds. I hadn’t been thinking of it, but I did know that a group of Catholics were praying the Stations of the Cross in front of the local Planned Parenthood that morning, as they do every Good Friday. I was surprised,...

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About the Author

Paul K. Johnston teaches American literature at SUNY Plattsburgh.