The Law in Shakespeare

Paperback | August 15, 2010

EditorKaren Cunningham

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Now available in paperback for the first time, this book brings together leading scholars in the field to analyze Shakespeare's plays, showing how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. Individual essays focus on such topics such as slander, revenge and royal prerogative.

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Now available in paperback for the first time, this book brings together leading scholars in the field to analyze Shakespeare's plays, showing how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. Individual essays focus on such topics such as slander, revenge and royal prerogat...

CONSTANCE JORDAN has published widely on topics in Renaissance literature and culture. She is the author of Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models (1990) and Shakespeare's Monarchies: Ruler and Subject in the Romances (1997). She is co-editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature (1999, 2003, 2006).KAREN CU...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247725

ISBN - 13:9780230247727

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments * Notes on Contributors * English Law in Shakespeare's Plays--C.Jordan&--K.Cunningham * Drama, Law and Rhetoric in the Age of Coke and Shakespeare--A.D.Boyer * The Wilde Side of Justice in Early Modern England and Titus Andronicus--D.Callaghan&--C.R.Kyle * Landholding, Leasing and Inheritance in Richard II--W.O.Scott * Cast out of Eden: Property and Inheritance in Shakespearean Drama--N.E.Wright&--A.R.Buck * Avoiding the Issue of Fraud: 4 and 5 Philip &--Mary c. 8 (the heiress protection statute), Portia and Desdemona--C.Ross * Accomplished with What She Lacks: Law, Equity and Portia's Con--T.C.Bilello * Drama and Marine Insurance in Shakespeare's London--L.Wilson * Noises Off: Participatory Justice in 2 Henry VI--L.Hutson * Truth, lies and the law of slander in Much Ado About Nothing--C.S.Clegg * The 'Amending Hand': Hales v. Petit, Eyston v. Studd and Equitable Action in Hamlet--C.Sale * Macbeth: Absolutism, the Ancient Constitution, and the Aporia of Politics--P.C.Herman * Arms and Laws in Shakespeare's Coriolanus--R.Lemon * Measure for Measure and the Law of Nature--E.Hanson * Index