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Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback): Frances A. Shirley

Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback)

Frances A. Shirley

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First published in 1979.
How do the elements of swearing and perjury work in Shakespeare's plays? What effect did Shakespeare intend when he wrote them? How did they contribute to the delineation of character? These questions are investigated by combining a history of ideas approach with close textual analysis.
The book begins by bringing together material from a wide range of contemporary sources in order to create a sense of popular awareness of oaths in Queen Elizabeth's time. Out of this emerges a scale of the relative strength of various oaths, an awareness of the ways in which people regarded perjury, and an appreciation of the attempts to prohibit profanity. Shakespeare's work is then examined against this background.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2014
First published: 2004
Authors: Frances A. Shirley
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-01032-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > 16th to 18th centuries > Shakespeare studies & criticism
LSN: 1-138-01032-4
Barcode: 9781138010321

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