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Shakespeare and the Law

19:08, Thu 21 Jul 2011

This podcasts presents an analysis of political and legal developments in late Elizabethan England and their representation in Shakespeare’s plays, focusing on contemporary debates concerning the powers of the Crown and the extent to which these were limited by the law. Paul Raffield’s book is called ‘Shakespeare’s Imaginary Constitution: Late-Elizabethan Politics and the Theatre of Law.