Shakespeare's Legal Language: A Dictionary is a comprehensive reference guide to Shakespeare's legal references. An A-Z of over 100 entries explores early modern social life, legal thought, and the interaction of these within Shakespearean drama. The law is a central theme in many of Shakespeare's plays and every play in the canon makes reference to legality or justice. Indeed, Shakespeare displays considerable interest in the capacity of legal language to convey matters of social, moral and intellectual substance and the use of legal langauge throughout his work shows he was clearly familiar with legal terminology. Shakespeare's Legal Language is an ideal guide to Shakespeare's legal references for students of Shakespeare at every level. Professor B.J. Sokol is at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Dr. Mary Sokol is honorary research fellow at University College London.
B. J. Sokol is Professor at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK Mary Sokol is Honorary Research Fellow withThe Bentham Project at University College London, UK. She is a qualified lawyer and the co-author of Shakespeare, Law and Marriage (CUP).
Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; A - Z of Shakespeare's Legal Language; Bibliography of Sources as Cited; Index of Shakespeare Passages, Scenes, Works; Index of Legal Terms and Concepts