This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In paired discussions of marriage plays by Shakespeare and Middleton, this book explores the maneuvers that marriageable characters deploy in order to control spousal choice and secure land. Investigation into the milieu of early modern inheritance laws enables a fresh reading of Shakespeare's and Middleton's marriage comedies. Codice inventario libreria
Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middleton examines the dynamics of early modern marriage-making, a time-honored practice that was evolving, often surreptitiously, from patriarchal control based on money and inheritance, to a companionate union in which love and the couple?s own agency played a role. Among early modern playwrights, the marriage plays of Shakespeare and Middleton are particularly, though not uniquely, concerned with this evolution, observing the movement towards spousal choice determined by the couple themselves. Through the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, the role of the patriarch, though often compromised, remained intact: the father or guardian negotiated the financial terms. And, in a culture that was still tied to feudal practices, land law held a primary place in the bargain. This book, while following the arc of changing marriage practices, focuses on the ways in which the oldest determination of status, land, affects marital decisions. Land is not a constant topic of conversation in the twenty-one theatrical marriages scrutinized here, but it is a persistent and omnipresent truth of family and economic life. In paired discussions of marriage plays by Shakespeare and Middleton?The Taming of the Shrew/A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, All?s Well That Ends Well/A Trick To Catch the Old One, Measure for Measure/A Mad World, My Masters, The Merchant of Venice/The Roaring Girl, and Much Ado About Nothing/No Wit, No Help Like A Woman?s?this book explores the attempts, maneuvers, intrigues, ruses, and schemes that marriageable characters deploy in order to control spousal choice and secure land. Special attention is given to patriarchal figures whose poor judgment exploits inheritance law weaknesses and to the lack of legal protection and hence the vulnerability of women?and men?who engage the system in unconventional ways. Investigation into the milieu of early modern patriarchal influence in marriage-making and the laws governing inheritance practices enables a fresh reading of Shakespeare?s and Middleton?s marriage comedies.
L'autore: Nancy Bunker is associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State College.
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Descrizione libro 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 162mm x 236mm x. Hardcover. Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middleton examines the dynamics of early modern marriage-making, a time-honored practice that was evolving, often surreptitiously, fro.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 278 pages. 0.574. Codice libro della libreria 9781611476668