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The Resource Shakespeare and law, Andrew Zurcher, (electronic resource)

Shakespeare and law, Andrew Zurcher, (electronic resource)

Label
Shakespeare and law
Title
Shakespeare and law
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Zurcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Related
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Zurcher, Andrew
Dewey number
822.33
LC call number
PR2894
LC item number
.Z873 2010eb
Series statement
Arden Critical Companions
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Law in literature
Summary expansion
Readers of Shakespeare's language, from the playhouse to the classroom, have long been aware of his peculiar interest in legal words and concepts - Richard II's two bodies, Hamlet's quiddities and quillets, Pandarus' peine forte et dure. In this new study, Andrew Zurcher takes a fresh, historically sensitive look at Shakespeare's meticulous resort to legal language, texts, concepts, and arguments in a range of plays and poems. Following a preface that situates Shakespeare's life within the various legal communities of his Stratford and London periods, Zurcher reconsiders the ways in which Shakespeare adapts legal language and concepts to figure problems about being, knowing, reading, interpretation, and action. In challenging new readings of plays from King John and Henry IV to As You Like It and Hamlet, Shakespeare and Law reveals the importance of early modern common legal thinking to Shakespeare's representations of inheritance, possession, gift-giving, oath-swearing, contract, sovereignty, judgment, and conscience - and, finally, to our own reception and interpretation of his works
Label
Shakespeare and law, Andrew Zurcher, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001378493
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages).
Isbn
9781904271727
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001378493
Label
Shakespeare and law, Andrew Zurcher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001378493
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages).
Isbn
9781904271727
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001378493

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