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The Accommodated AnimalCosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Laurie Shannon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds, but the word “animal” itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. ... More

Blood RelationsChristian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice

Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice

Janet Adelman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226006819
eISBN:
9780226006833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226006833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In this book, the author confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With a distinctive psychological acumen, this book argues that William Shakespeare's play ... More

The Improbability of OthelloRhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Joel B. Altman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's dramatis personae exist in a world of supposition, struggling to connect knowledge that cannot be had, judgments that must be made, and actions that need to be taken. For them, ... More

Shakespeare and the LawA Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the law. Legal documents make up most of the records we have of his life, and trials, lawsuits, and legal terms permeate his plays. Gathering a team of ... More

Shakespeare Only

Shakespeare Only

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? On one side of the debate are the Shakespeare lovers, the bardolatrists, who ... More

Shylock Is Shakespeare

Shylock Is Shakespeare

Kenneth Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and ... More

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