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Vol 22 No 2 Feb/March 2017

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Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare's Legal Appeal


ISBN13: 9780803278219
ISBN: 0803278217
Published: May 2005
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £13.99



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Two-thirds of Shakespeare's plays have trial scenes, and many deal specifically with lawyers, courts, judges, and points of law. Daniel Kornstein, a practicing attorney, looks at the legal issues and aspects of Shakespeare's plays and finds fascinating parallels with many legal and social questions of the present day.

The Elizabethan age was as litigious as our own, and Shakespeare was very familiar with the language and procedures of the courts. Kill All the Lawyers examines the ways in which Shakespeare used the law for dramatic effect and incorporated the passion for justice into his great tragedies and comedies and considers the modern legal relevance of his work.

This is a ground-breaking study in the field of literature and the law, ambitious and suggestive of the value of both our literary and our legal inheritance.

Subjects:
General Interest