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Being and having in Shakespeare

Author: Katharine Eisaman Maus
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"What is the relation between who a person is, and what he or she has? A number of Shakespeare's plays engage with this question, elaborating a 'poetics of property' centering on questions of authority and entitlement, of inheritance and prodigality, and of the different opportunities afforded by access to land and to chattel property. Being and Having in Shakespeare considers these presentations of ownership and  Read more...

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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Eisaman Maus
ISBN: 9780199698004 0199698007
OCLC Number: 920339758
Description: 141 p. ; 20 cm
Contents: Being and having in Richard II --
Prodigal princes : land and chattels in the second tetralogy --
Heirs and affines in The merchant of Venice --
The properties of friendship in The merchant of Venice --
Vagabond kings : entitlement and distribution in 2 Henry VI and King Lear.
Responsibility: Katharine Eisaman Maus.


Being and Having in Shakespeare is a revised and expanded version of the 2010 Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures exploring the politics of authority and ownership in Shakespeare's plays.  Read more...


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admirable [and] innovative ... Maus is never reductive. Her grasp of the legal intricacies is complete. This is a book that knows the difference between dominium and seisin, between escheat and Read more...

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