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The Resource Theaters of intention : drama and the law in early modern England, Luke Wilson

Theaters of intention : drama and the law in early modern England, Luke Wilson

Label
Theaters of intention : drama and the law in early modern England
Title
Theaters of intention
Title remainder
drama and the law in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Luke Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early modern Britain witnessed a transformation in legal reasoning about human volition and intentional action, which contributed to new conventions and techniques for the theatrical representation of premeditated conduct. Theaters of Intention examines the relation between law and theater in this period, reading plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, and others to demonstrate how legal understanding of willful human action pervades sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English drama. Drawing on case law, legal treatises, parliamentary journals, and theatrical account books, the author considers the interplay between theatrical deliberation and legal dramatization of human intention. He analyzes such canonical plays as Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Dr Faustus, Bartholomew Fair and Othello alongside less familiar texts, including Jonson's Entertainment at Althorp, and the anonymous Nobody and Somebody. The final chapter examines the iconography of Nobody, an early modern equivalent of John Doe, and features some dozen illustrations of contemporary woodcuts, drawings, and engravings
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Luke
Dewey number
822/.309355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR658.L38
LC item number
W55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Engels
  • Toneelstukken
  • Recht
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Droit et littérature
  • Droit et littérature
  • Droit dans la littérature
  • Drama
  • Gesetz
  • Recht
  • Englisch
Label
Theaters of intention : drama and the law in early modern England, Luke Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Hamlet, Hales v petit, and the hysteresis of action -- 2. Ben Jonson and the law of contract -- 3. Commodities and contracts -- 4. Promissory performances -- 5. Contracting damnation -- 6. Nobodies that matter
Control code
44650810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9780804734141
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00056356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44650810
Label
Theaters of intention : drama and the law in early modern England, Luke Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [324]-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Hamlet, Hales v petit, and the hysteresis of action -- 2. Ben Jonson and the law of contract -- 3. Commodities and contracts -- 4. Promissory performances -- 5. Contracting damnation -- 6. Nobodies that matter
Control code
44650810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9780804734141
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00056356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)44650810

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