Law and Representation in Early Modern Drama by Subha Mukherji

By Subha Mukherji

This exam of the relation among legislation and drama in Renaissance England establishes the variety in their discussion, encompassing critique and complicity, remark and analogy, yet argues that the best way drama addresses felony difficulties and dilemmas is however targeted. because the resemblance among legislations and theatre issues their formal buildings instead of their tools and goals, an interdisciplinary process has to be alive to differences in addition to affinities. Alert to problems with illustration with no wasting sight of a lived tradition of litigation, this research basically makes a speciality of early smooth implications of the relationship among felony and dramatic facts, yet expands to handle a much wider diversity of matters which stretch the representational capacities of either court docket and theatre. The booklet doesn't turn away from drama's composite imaginative and prescient of criminal realities yet engages with the fictionality itself as major, and negotiates the methodological demanding situations it posits.

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