Shakespeare's binding language / John Kerrigan
- Kerrigan, John
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Early Revenge: 3 Henry VI to Titus Andronicus -- 3.Swearing in Jest: Love's Labour's Lost -- 4.A World-Without-End Bargain: Love's Labour's Lost -- 5.Group Revenge: Titus Andronicus to Othello -- 6.Time and Money: The Comedy of Errors and The Merchant of Venice -- 7.Shylock and Wedlock: Carnal Bonds -- 8.Mighty Opposites: 2 Henry VI to Hamlet -- 9.Oaths, Threats, and Henry V -- 10.Troilus, Cressida, and Constancy -- 11.Binding Language in Measure for Measure -- 12.Knots, Charms, Riddles: Macbeth and All's Well That Ends Well -- 13.Benefits and Bonds: King Lear and Timon of Athens -- 14.Reformation I: King James, King Johan, and King John -- 15.Reformation II: Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII -- 16.Coriolanus Fidiussed -- 17.Oath and Counsel: Cymbeline and The Winter's Tale -- 18.Epilogue.
- 'Shakespeare's Binding Language' is an innovative, substantial but highly readable study exploring the significance in Shakespeare's plays of oaths, vows, contracts, pledges and the other verbal and performative acts by which characters commit themselves to the truth of things past, present, and to come.
- 9780191817342 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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