Table of contents for The law in Shakespeare / edited by Constance Jordan and Karen Cunningham.


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Notes on Contributors * Introduction * LEGAL LANGUAGE AND ITS CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL NORMS AND REALITIES * Drama, Law and Rhetoric in the Age of Coke and Shakespeare--A.Boyer * Truth, Lies and Law in Much Ado about Nothing--C.Clegg * Consenting Adults: Confirming Marital Contracts in Literary and Legal Practice--L.Giese * Dead in Law: Hamlet, Hales v. Petit and the Paradox of Overture--C.Sale * POSITIVE LAW AND THE STATUS OF 'NATURE' * 'Destined Livery': Law and Natural Compulsion in Measure for Measure--E.Hanson * Answering Their Suspicion: The Disclosure of Evidence in Titus Andronicus--L.Hutson * The 'Stigmaticall' in the Henry IV Plays--L.Gallagher * Wilde Justice--D.Callaghan & C.R.Kyle * THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY AND ITS CONTRACTUAL GUARANTEES * 'This Small Inheritance': Property Law and Property Rights in The Second Part of Henry VI--N.E.Wright & A.R.Buck * Accomplished with What She Lacks: Law, Equity and Portia's Con--T. Bilello * Conveying Desdemona and Her Fortunes--C.Ross * Risk and Marine Insurance in Renaissance England--L.Wilson * Landholding, Leasing and Inheritance in Richard II--W.O.Scott * THE CREATION OF POWER AND AUTHORITY UNDER THE LAW * King Lear's Expectations--C.Conway * 'The Law of Children': Roman Law and Tyranny in Julius Caeser--R.Lemon * Macbeth and the Ancient Constitution: The Aporia of Politics--P.Herman * Conclusion * Index
Notes on Contributors * Introduction * LEGAL LANGUAGE AND ITS CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL NORMS AND REALITIES * Drama, Law and Rhetoric in the Age of Coke and Shakespeare--A.Boyer * Truth, Lies and Law in Much Ado about Nothing--C.Clegg * Consenting Adults: Confirming Marital Contracts in Literary and Legal Practice--L.Giese * Dead in Law: Hamlet, Hales v. Petit and the Paradox of Overture--C.Sale * POSITIVE LAW AND THE STATUS OF 'NATURE' * 'Destined Livery': Law and Natural Compulsion in Measure for Measure--E.Hanson * Answering Their Suspicion: The Disclosure of Evidence in Titus Andronicus--L.Hutson * The 'Stigmaticall' in the Henry IV Plays--L.Gallagher * Wilde Justice--D.Callaghan & C.R.Kyle * THE CONCEPT OF PROPERTY AND ITS CONTRACTUAL GUARANTEES * 'This Small Inheritance': Property Law and Property Rights in The Second Part of Henry VI--N.E.Wright & A.R.Buck * Accomplished with What She Lacks: Law, Equity and Portia's Con--T. Bilello * Conveying Desdemona and Her Fortunes--C.Ross * Risk and Marine Insurance in Renaissance England--L.Wilson * Landholding, Leasing and Inheritance in Richard II--W.O.Scott * THE CREATION OF POWER AND AUTHORITY UNDER THE LAW * King Lear's Expectations--C.Conway * 'The Law of Children': Roman Law and Tyranny in Julius Caeser--R.Lemon * Macbeth and the Ancient Constitution: The Aporia of Politics--P.Herman * Conclusion * Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law.
Law -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Law -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Lawyers in literature.
Law in literature.