In The Quest for Shakespeare, which has been made
into an EWTN television series, Pearce delved into the known biographical evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism.
In Through Shakespeare's Eyes the popular and provocative author digs into the plays, which were written and first performed during the English crown's persecution of Catholics.
Pearce is the prolific author of several acclaimed biographies of major Catholic literary figures, including G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Hilaire Belloc,
as well as several other works. He is a Writer in Residence and Professor of
Literature at Ave Maria University in Florida, Editor-in-Chief of Ave Maria University
Communications and Sapientia Press, as well as Co-Editor of the The
Saint Austin Review (or StAR), an international review of Christian culture,
He is also editor of the Ignatius
Critical Editions, a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as
the Norton Critical Editions or Oxford
World Classics, designed to
concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature.
Pearce recently spoke with Carl E. Olson, editor of Ignatius Insight, about Through Shakespeare's Eyes.