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From Intrigue to Detection: Transformations of Classical Comedy, 1566–1594

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores further the significance of forensic rhetoric in Latin intrigue comedies, which reflexively identify their own ‘probability’ (their power to convince us as stories) with legal ... More


Shakespeare's London 1613

David M. Bergeron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526115461
eISBN:
9781526132390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526115461.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers for the first time a ‘biography’ of the pivotal year, 1613. London, including the Jacobean court and the city, witnessed an exceptional outpouring of cultural experiences and ... More


Introduction

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This section of the book gives a detailed history of one or more of the individual playing companies known to have performed in London between ... More


Gray's Inn Revels, 1594–5

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the textual record of the Christmas-season festivities staged by Gray's Inn, 1594–5: the Gesta Grayorum. These Revels, together with critical readings of them, allow for an ... More


Shakespeare and The Renaissance Stage

Edel Lamb

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reviews the multiple institutional influences on the original productions of Shakespeare's plays by the company for which he wrote throughout most of his career, the Lord Chamberlain's ... More


A Lesson from Shakespeare to the Modern Judge on Law, Disobedience, Justification, and Mercy

Diane P. Wood

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The strict adherence to the letter of the law and the inclination to bend when circumstances demand is one of the oldest tensions in law. Both themes are woven through Anglo-American law, and are ... More


Disorder dissected (ii): the inversion of the social order

Peter Lake

in How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter studies Shakespeare's treatment of the Cade rebellion in one of his Henry VI plays. The play presents Cade's rebellion as a straightforward consequence of Henry's non-rule and of the ... More


<i>Twelfth Night</i> on Twelfth Night

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter pinpoints 27 December 1601 as the date of the first performance of Twelfth Night – and demonstrates that Shakespeare wrote his play for two audiences, one at Elizabeth’s Court, the other ... More


Donne, Shakespeare, and the Interrogative Conscience

Mary Blackstone and Jeanne Shami

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Despite their obvious differences, Donne and Shakespeare shared the challenge of engaging an audience. Through a study of the performance texts of The Life of Henry V and two of Donne’s Lenten ... More


Equity in Measure for Measure

David Bevington

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Measure for Measure, Lord Angelo is seen to have supported the position of absolute enforcement of the law—where in the case against fornication and adultery, the demand is a sentence of death. ... More


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