Shakespeare and the Law

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1999 - 167 Seiten
Barton's entertaining and handy study reviews allusions to trials, judges, advocates, courts, procedure, legal concepts and terminology in Shakespeare's plays. Also biographical, Barton considers Shakespeare's personal relation to the Inns of Court and Chancery and the extent of his legal expertise.

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LEGAL ALLUSIVENESS IN ELIZABETHAN DRAMA AND POETRY
7
THE INNS OF COURTTHE TEMPLE
17
THE INNS OF COURTGRAYS INN AND LINCOLNS INN
25
THE INNS OF CHANCERYCLEMENTS INN
37
ALLUSIONS TO CASES AND LAWYERS OF NOTESIR WILLIAM GASCOIGNE JUDGE HALES AND JUDGE PHESANT
47
ALLUSIONS TO CASES AND LAWYERS OF NOTESIR EDWARD COKE SIR TOBY AND SIR HOBY AND CHIEF BARON MANWOOD
59
ALLUSIONS TO CASES AND LAWYERS OF NOTESHELLEYS CASE FINES AND RECOVERIES AND THE CASE OF PERPETUITIES
69
ALLUSIONS TO COURTS AND PROCEDURE
80
ALLUSIONS TO CROWN CRIMINAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEUDAL LAW continued
101
ALLUSIONS TO THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY
111
SHAKESPEARES USE OF LEGAL MAXIMS
121
SHAKESPEARES USE OF LEGAL JARGON
131
LORD CAMPBELLS EXAGGERATION OF SHAKESPEARES LEGAL ACQUIREMENTS
141
OTHER EXAGGERATIONS OF SHAKESPEARES LEGAL ACQUIREMENTS
153
INDEX
161
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ALLUSIONS TO CROWN CRIMINAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEUDAL LAW
91

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Seite xiii - Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery; you would sound me from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent 76 voice, in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak.
Seite xxxv - O, there be players that I have seen play, and heard others praise, and that highly, not to speak it profanely, that, neither having the accent of Christians nor the gait of Christian, pagan, nor man, have so strutted and bellowed that I have thought some of nature's journeymen had made men and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.
Seite xxxiv - Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines. Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus; but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of your passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance, that may give it smoothness.
Seite xxxiv - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Seite 39 - SHALLOW: Ay, cousin Slender, and cust-alorum. SLENDER: Ay, and rato-lorum too; and a gentleman born, master parson; who writes himself armigero, — in any bill, warrant, quittance, or obligation, armigero.
Seite 171 - Baldwin, Henry. A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States, Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States, from 1 774 until 1 788.
Seite xxxiv - O, it offends me to the soul, to hear a robustious, periwigpated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings; who, for the most part, are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows, and noise. I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant; it out-herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it.
Seite 80 - Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose, Whether you had not sometime in your life Err'd in this point which now you censure him, And pull'd the law upon you. Ang. 'Tis one thing to be tempted, Escalus, Another thing to fall. I not deny The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, May in the sworn twelve have a thief or two Guiltier than him they try.
Seite 131 - Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man?

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