Renaissance Actors and Lawyers: Instability of Texts and of Social Trafficking: The Comedy of Errors

@article{Dente2014RenaissanceAA,
  title={Renaissance Actors and Lawyers: Instability of Texts and of Social Trafficking: The Comedy of Errors},
  author={Carla Dente},
  journal={P{\'o}lemos},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={309 - 320}
}
  • C. Dente
  • Published 30 September 2014
  • History
  • Pólemos
Abstract The essay examines some forms of the actual interaction between the different social actions of the law and the theatre in early modern England. Both the theatrical and the legal practice were divided between the comparative ‘freedom’ of oral performance and the equally comparative stability of written texts. Actors' and lawyers' training made use of written texts and performance styles which show clear resemblance in form and in (collaborative) method. The legal exercises were a… 

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