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Shakespeare and Judgment (Paperback)
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Shakespeare and Judgment (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 28/02/2018
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Ranging widely across law, aesthetics, religion, and philosophy, this book offers the first account of the place of judgment in Shakespearean drama'Shakespeare and Judgment' gathers together an international group of scholars to address for the first time the place of judgment in Shakespearean drama. Contributors approach the topic from a variety of cultural and theoretical perspectives, covering plays from across Shakespeare's career and from each of the genres in which he wrote. Anchoring the volume are two critical contentions: first, that attending to Shakespeare's treatment of judgment leads to fresh insights about the imaginative relationship between law, theater, and aesthetics in early modern England; and second, that it offers new ways of putting the plays' historical and philosophical contexts into conversation. Taken together, the essays in 'Shakespeare and Judgment' offer a genuinely new account of the historical and intellectual coordinates of Shakespeare's plays. Building on current work in legal studies, religious studies, theater history, and critical theory, the volume will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working on Shakespeare and early modern drama. Key FeaturesProvides the first account of the place of judgment in Shakespearean dramaOffers a fresh perspective on the imaginative relationship between law, religion, and aesthetics in Shakespeare's playsModels new ways of putting the plays' historical and philosophical contexts into conversation

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474431613
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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Curran's book is a perfect example not only of how significant law was to Shakespeare but also of the theoretical and political resources it offers to literary criticism today, a lesson extended even further by a significant collection of essays that Curran has also edited on Shakespeare and Judgment.
-- Henry S. Turner, Recent Studies in Tudor and Stuart Drama 'SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, ' Volume 58, Number 2


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