Law and Representation in Early Modern Drama

Law and Representation in Early Modern Drama

by Subha Mukherji

A study of law and early modern English literature.See more details below


A study of law and early modern English literature.

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Cambridge University Press
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First Edition
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5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of maps; Acknowledgements; Glossary; A note on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. 'Of rings, and things, and fine array': marriage law, evidence and uncertainty; 2. 'Unmanly indignities': adultery, evidence and judgement in Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness; 3. Evidence and representation on 'the theatre of God's judgements': A Warning for Fair Women; 4. 'Painted devils': image-making and evidence in The White Devil; 5. Locations of law: spaces, people, play; 6. 'When women go to law, the Devil is full of Business': women, law and dramatic realism; Epilogue. The Hydra head, the labyrinth and the waxen nose: discursive metaphors for law; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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