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The law in Shakespeare / edited by Constance Jordan and Karen Cunningham.

  • Author

    Jordan, Constance.,

    Cunningham, Karen, 1946-,

  • Date published

    2006

  • Publisher

    Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

  • Subject

    Law in literature

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Knowledge Law.

  • Accession number

    83421564

  • Class

    65.11/

  • ISBN

    9781403992147 (hbk.), 1403992142 (hbk.)

  • Language

    English

  • Physical description

    x, 286 p. ; 23 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: English law in Shakespeare's plays / Constance Jordan and Karen Cunningham - Drama, law and rhetoric in the age of Coke and Shakespeare / Allen D. Boyer - The Wilde side of justice in early modern England and Titus Andronicus / Dympna Callaghan and Chris R. Kyle - "Like to a tenement" : landholding, leasing and inheritance in Richard 11 / William O. Scott - Cast out of Eden : property and inheritance in Shakespearean drama / Nancy E. Wright and A. R. Buck - Avoiding the issue of fraud : 4, 5 Philip Mary c.8 (the Heiress Protection Statute), Portia, and Desdemona / Charles Ross - Accomplished with what she lacks : law, equity and Portia's con / Thomas C. Bilello - Drama and marine insurance in Shakespeare's London / Luke Wilson - Noises off : participatory justice in 2 Henry VI / Lorna Hutson - Truth, lies and the law of slander / Cyndia Susan Clegg - The "amending hand" : Hales v. Petit, Eyston v. Studd, and equitable action in Hamlet / Carolyn Sale - Macbeth : absolutism, the ancient constitution and the aporia of politics / Peter C. Herman - Arms and laws in Shakespeare's Coriolanus / Rebecca Lemon - Measure for measure and the law of nature / Elizabeth Hanson.