The Law in Shakespeare

  • Constance Jordan
  • Karen Cunningham

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


Leading scholars in the field analyze Shakespeare's plays to show how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. Individual essays focus on such topics such as slander, revenge, and royal prerogative; these studies reveal the problems confronting early modern English men and women.


absolutism drama England Hamlet Oscar Wilde Shakespearean drama William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Constance Jordan
    • 1
  • Karen Cunningham
    • 2
  1. 1.Claremont Graduate UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Los AngelesUSA

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