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Kill all the lawyers? : Shakespeare's legal appeal

Author: Daniel Kornstein
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the ways in which Shakespeare used the law for dramatic effect and incorporated the passion for justice into his great tragedies and comedies, and considers the modern legal relevance of his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kornstein
ISBN: 0803278217 9780803278219
OCLC Number: 56913346
Notes: Originally published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Description: xvii, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Shakespeare and the law --
The first thing we do : Henry VI, part 2 --
A scarecrow of the law : Measure for measure --
Fie upon your law! : The merchant of Venice --
Skull of a lawyer : Hamlet --
Liberty! freedom! tyranny is dead! : Julius Caesar --
The lunatic, the lover, the poet, and the lawyer?: A midsummer night's dream --
Old father antic the law : Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 --
Final verdict on Richard III --
Much ado about slander : Othello and Much ado about nothing --
A just and open trial : The winter's tale --
To break our country's laws : Richard II --
Breath of an unfee'd lawyer : King Lear --
Shakespeare the scrivener? --
Epilogue : unacknowledged lawgiver.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Kornstein.
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