"Desperately mortal": exclusion in Shakespeare's legal plays

Morss, John 2007, "Desperately mortal": exclusion in Shakespeare's legal plays, Deakin law review, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 181-191.

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Title "Desperately mortal": exclusion in Shakespeare's legal plays
Author(s) Morss, John
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 181
End page 191
Publisher School of Law, Deakin University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1321-3660
Summary Shakespeare's most explicitly 'legal' plays are The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure. Both examine the interaction between human desire on one hand and the law on the other. In both plays laws cuts through the social hierarchies, either neutralising or exaggerating them. Key characters find their exclusion nullified by the law, and then discover inclusion is far worse than exclusion.
Language eng
Field of Research 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007196

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