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Francis Bacon's hidden hand in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice : a study of law, rhetoric, and authorship

Author: Christina G Waldman
Publisher: New York : Algora Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Whoever wrote 'The Merchant of Venice' had a great legal mind. Was Francis Bacon the author, or one of the authors, of the play? He had all the knowledge necessary, having studied legal history and serving as a legal counsellor to the Crown. The character of Bellario shares many traits with him, as this book demonstrates. The other characters are also analyzed, along with a broad set of symbols and puns that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Waldman, Christina G., 1957- author.
Francis Bacon's hidden hand in Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice
New York : Algora Publishing, [2018]
(DLC) 2018017375
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Francis Bacon; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Francis Bacon; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina G Waldman
ISBN: 9781628943320 1628943327
OCLC Number: 1044006014
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 310 pages)
Contents: Bellario as a cameo : clues --
Trifles and devils : literary precedents --
Two mens in one --
A good pseudonym is hard to prove --
A law professor by any other name --
Law school hypothetical --
Characters, counterparts, and others. Part I --
Characters, counterparts, and others. Part two --
Characters, counterparts, and others. Part III --
Glosses, glanvill, and (pre-)Gratian marriage law, briefly --
"For there is no law under heaven..." --
Summary and conclusions --
Encore.
Responsibility: Christina G. Waldman.

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"Whoever wrote 'The Merchant of Venice' had a great legal mind. Was Francis Bacon the author, or one of the authors, of the play? He had all the knowledge necessary, having studied legal history and serving as a legal counsellor to the Crown. The character of Bellario shares many traits with him, as this book demonstrates. The other characters are also analyzed, along with a broad set of symbols and puns that provide clues"--

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