Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law: Vindictive Justice

Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law: Vindictive Justice

by Derek Dunne

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137572868
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Series: Early Modern Literature in History , #14199
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Derek Dunne has taught at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Shakespeare's Globe, London, and Queen's University, Belfast. He has published on the mathematics of revenge, trial by jury in the early modern period, and the representation of women on trial. Derek's research interests span Shakespeare's contemporary dramatists, early modern Inns of Court culture, cony-catching pamphlets and counterfeiting.

Table of Contents

A Note on Texts
Introduction: Staging Justice
1. Vindictive Justice in Early Modern England
2. Correcting Justice with Vengeance in The Spanish Tragedy
3. Titus Andronicus: The Evidence of the Senses Under Threat
4. Antonio's Revenge, Riot, and Collective Action
5. Exceptional Hamlet and Resistance to Law
6. Piracy, Insurrection, and The Tragedy of Hoffman
7. The Revenger's Tragedy: Post-Participatory Justice
Conclusion: Participation and Vindication on the Early Modern Stage

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