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A Thousand Times More Fair - What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R450
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A Thousand Times More Fair - What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice (Hardcover, New): Kenji Yoshino
A Thousand Times More Fair - What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice (Hardcover, New): Kenji Yoshino

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A Thousand Times More Fair - What Shakespeare's Plays Teach Us about Justice (Hardcover, New)

Kenji Yoshino

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A provocative exploration of justice in our time through fresh readings of Shakespeare's greatest plays

Celebrated legal scholar Kenji Yoshino's first book, Covering, was acclaimed-from the New York Times Book Review to O, The Oprah Magazine to the American Lawyer-for its elegant prose, its good humor, and its brilliant insights into civil rights and discrimination law. Now, in A Thousand Times More Fair, Yoshino turns his attention to the broad question of what makes a fair and just society, and he delves deep into a surprising source to answer it: Shakespeare's greatest plays.

An enormously creative and provocative book, A Thousand Times More Fair addresses fundamental questions we ask about our world today: Why is the rule of law better than revenge? How much mercy should we show a wrongdoer? What does it mean to "prove" guilt or innocence? As Yoshino argues, a searching examination of Shakespeare's plays-and the many advocates, judges, criminals, and vigilantes who populate them-can elucidate some of the most troubling issues in contemporary life.

With a great ear for Shakespeare and an eye trained steadily on current affairs, Yoshino considers how competing models of judging presented in Measure for Measure resurfaced around the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; how the revenge cycle of Titus Andronicus illuminates the "war on terror" and our military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq; how the white handkerchief in Othello and the black glove in the O. J. Simpson trial reflect forms of proof that overwhelm all other evidence; and how the spectacle of an omnipotent ruler voluntarily surrendering power in The Tempest, as Cincinnatus did before him and George Washington did after him, informs regime change in our own time.

A Thousand Times More Fair is an altogether original book about Shakespeare and the law, and an ideal starting point to explore the nature of a just society-and our own.

General

Imprint: Ecco Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2011
First published: April 2011
Authors: Kenji Yoshino
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 320
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-176910-8
Barcode: 9780061769108
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Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare studies & criticism
LSN: 0-06-176910-X

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