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Shakespeare and the law /
edited by Paul Raffield and Gary Watt.
imprint
Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2008.
description
xiii, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1841138258 (pbk.), 9781841138251 (pbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2008.
isbn
1841138258 (pbk.)
9781841138251 (pbk.)
general note
Papers delivered at the conference "Shakespeare and the Law" held at the University of Warwick in the summer of 2007.
catalogue key
6647921
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Shakespeare and the Law is evidence of the continued vitality of its topic; the range of approaches it offers ensures that those specialising in early modern law and literature will find much of value here, as will scholars of Shakespeare.Luke WilsonReview of English StudiesVolume 60, No. 3, April 2010The law and Shakespeare make uneasy bedfellows as this thought-provoking collection demonstrates time and again.Rene WeisInternational Journal of Law in ContextVolume 5, Number 3
Shakespeare and the Law is evidence of the continued vitality of its topic; the range of approaches it offers ensures that those specialising in early modern law and literature will find much of value here, as will scholars of Shakespeare.Luke WilsonReview of English StudiesVolume 60, No. 3, April 2010The law and Shakespeare make uneasy bedfellows as this thought-provoking collection demonstrates time and again.Ren_ WeisInternational Journal of Law in ContextVolume 5, Number 3
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Summaries
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In July 2007, the School of Law at the University of Warwick hosted an international conference on Shakespeare and the Law. This was a truly interdisciplinary event, which included contributions from eminent speakers in the fields of English, history, the
Main Description
In July 2007, the School of Law at the University of Warwick hosted an international conference on Shakespeare and the Law. This was a truly interdisciplinary event, which included contributions from eminent speakers in the fields of English, history, theater, and law. The intention was to provide a congenial forum for the exploration, dissemination, and discussion of Shakespeare's evident fascination with and knowledge of law, and its manifestation in his works. The papers included in this volume reflect the diverse academic interests of participants at the conference. The eclectic themes of the edited collection include analyses of the juristic content of specific plays, such as: law and its subversion in Romeo and Juliet --- Coriolanus and the Midland Rising of 1607 --- justice, care, and relationship in Measure for Measure --- equity and missing trusts in King Lear --- Macbeth, terrorism, and equivocators --- The Comedy of Errors and contractual theory. Additionally, the book contains more general explorations of Shakespearean jurisprudence, including: Shakespeare and the Consistory courts --- Shakespeare and the marriage contract --- Shakespeare and Renaissance punishment theory --- Shakespeare and specific performance. The contributors are all experts in their field, from professors of law and history to scholars of English literature and theater studies. The relationship between law and the humanities is a growing field of interest and this book will appeal to academics, teachers, and students with an interest in this area.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Money and the Law of Contract
'Shakespeare and Specific Performance'
'Consideration, Contract and the End of The Comedy of Errors'
Women and the Law
'The Bawdy Court'
'Shakespeare and the Marriage Contract'
'Judging Isabella: Justice, Care and Relationships in Measure for Measure'
Shakespeare and the Law of Love
'Shakespeare Possessed: Legal Affect and the Time of Holding'
'The Tragedy of Law in Shakespearean Romance'
'Law and its Subversion in Romeo and Juliet'
Justice and the Royal Prerogative
'The King is a Thing': the King's Prerogative and the Treasure of the Realm in Plowden's Report of the Case of Mines and Shakespeare's Hamlet'
Giuseppina Restivo, 'Inheritance in the Legal and Ideological Debate of Shakespeare's King Lear'
Violence, the State and the Citizen
'Punishment Theory in the Renaissance: the Law and the Drama'
'Terrorists and Equivocators'
'Terras Astraea reliquit': Titus Andronicus and the Loss of Justice'
'Titus Andronicus vs Le More Cruel and Les Portugais Infortunes: Humiliation, Punishment and Violence in the Shakespearean and French Theatre of the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Century'
The Merchant of Venice and the Infinite Meanings of 'Law'
'The Law of Dramatic Properties in The Merchant of Venice'
'Shylock in Transylvania: Anti-Semitism and the Law in East Central Europe'
'Shylock as a Politician'
'The Concept and Performance of 'The Code' in The Merchant of Venice'
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