April 9, 2008

Contract and the Comedy of Errors

Andrew Zurcher, Queen's College, Cambridge, has published "Consideration, Contract, and the End of the Comedy of Errors, in volume 1 of Law & Humanities (2007). Here is the abstract.
To address methodological and critical issues at stake in the conferral of legal historical and literary studies. The major part of the paper concerns Shakespeare's interest, in The Comedy of Errors, in contractual theory, and the problems this throws up for understanding the function of comedy; but this leads to further reflections on the way we bring legal ideas to bear on literary texts in this period.

Download the paper from SSRN here.

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