Shakespeare and judgment / edited by Kevin Curran.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] , ©2017
ix, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Law in literature.
Judgment in literature.
Law in literature.
Judgment in literature.
Local subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
"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 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."--Page 4 of cover.
Preventive justice in Measure for measure / Virginia Lee Strain
Believing in ghosts, in part : judgment and indecision in Hamlet / Vivasvan Soni
Shakespeare's law and Plowden' authority / Constance Jordan
"Gently to hear, kindly to judge" : minds at work in Henry V / Katherine B. Attié
"Practis[ing] judgment with the disposition of natures" : Measure for measure, the "discoursive" common law, and the "open court" of the theater / Carolyn Sale
The laws of Measure for measure / Paul Yachnin
Prospero's plea : judgment, invention, and political form in the Tempest / Kevin Curran
Antinomian Shakespeare : English drama and confession across the Reformation divide / John Parker
Bracketed judgment, "un-humanizing," and conversion in The merchant of Venice / Sanford Budick
The judgment of the critics that makes us tremble : "distributing complicities" in recent criticism of King Lear / Richard Strier.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Curran, Kevin, editor.
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
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