Early Modern Literature in History

The Law in Shakespeare

Editors: Jordan, C., Cunningham, K. (Eds.)

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Leading scholars in the field analyze Shakespeare's plays to show 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; these studies reveal the problems confronting early modern English men and women.

About the authors

THOMAS C. BILELLO Attorney with Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, California, USA ALLEN D. BOYER Lawyer, New York City, USA A.R. BUCK, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Law, Macquarie University, Australia DYMPNA CALLAGHAN Dean's Professor in the Humanities, Syracuse University, USA CYNDIA SUSAN CLEGG Distinguished Professor of English, Pepperdine University, USA ELIZABETH HANSON Professor of English, Queen's University, Canada PETER C. HERMAN Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, USA LORNA HUTSON Berry Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, Scotland CHRIS R. KYLE Associate Professor of Humanities, History Department, Syracuse University, USA REBECCA LEMON Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California, USA CHARLES ROSS Professor of English and Chair of the Program of Comparative Literature, Purdue University, USA CAROLYN SALE Assistant Professor of English Literature, University of Alberta, Canada WILLIAM O. SCOTT Professor of English, University of Kansas, USA LUKE WILSON Professor of English, Ohio State University, USA NANCY E. WRIGHT Deputy Dean of the College of Arts at the University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Reviews

'Jordan and Cunningham's edition...addresses an impressive range of legal connections including slander, equity, inheritance, maritime law, rhetoric, land law, sovereignty, absolutism and the law of nature.' - Literature Compass

'...the collection impressively demonstrates that jurisprudential knowledge of early modern culture enriches and transforms our understanding of Shakespeare's plays' - College Literature

'The contributors of these 14 essays are law professionals and scholars...[who] discuss a variety of legal concepts suggested by Shakespeare's plays...All in all, this is a welcome addition to Shakespeare studies - Choice


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • English Law in Shakespeare’s Plays

    Pages 1-19

    Jordan, Constance (et al.)

  • Drama, Law, and Rhetoric in the Age of Coke and Shakespeare

    Pages 20-37

    Boyer, Allen D.

  • The Wilde Side of Justice in Early Modern England and Titus Andronicus

    Pages 38-57

    Callaghan, Dympna (et al.)

  • “Like to a Tenement”: Landholding, Leasing, and Inheritance in Richard II

    Pages 58-72

    Scott, William O.

  • Cast out of Eden: Property and Inheritance in Shakespearean Drama

    Pages 73-90

    Wright, Nancy E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Law in Shakespeare
Editors
  • C. Jordan
  • K. Cunningham
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62634-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230626348
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9214-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54334-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-24772-7
Series ISSN
2634-5919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
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