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Author Waldman, Christina G., 1957- author.

Title Francis Bacon's hidden hand in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice : a study of law, rhetoric, and authorship / Christina G. Waldman
Published New York : Algora Publishing, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 310 pages)
Contents Bellario as a cameo : clues -- Trifles and devils : literary precedents -- Two mens in one -- A good pseudonym is hard to prove -- A law professor by any other name -- Law school hypothetical -- Characters, counterparts, and others. Part I -- Characters, counterparts, and others. Part two -- Characters, counterparts, and others. Part III -- Glosses, glanvill, and (pre- )Gratian marriage law, briefly -- "For there is no law under heaven ..." -- Summary and conclusions -- Encore
Summary "Whoever wrote 'The Merchant of Venice' had a great legal mind. Was Francis Bacon the author, or one of the authors, of the play? Bacon's deep legal knowledge, even in the civilian law that derived from the Justinian Code, has long been under-appreciated. The author set out to explore whether "Bacon was Bellario," following certain clues, and in the end was led to a more nuanced and surprising understanding linking Bacon to Shakespeare. The other characters are also analyzed, along with a broad set of symbols and puns that provide clues."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 17, 2018)
SUBJECT Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Baconian theory.
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626 -- Authorship
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Law
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Bellario
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626. fast (OCoLC)fst00041952
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. fast (OCoLC)fst00029048
Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare, William) fast (OCoLC)fst01356167
Subject DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Bacon-Shakespeare controversy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018032796
ISBN 9781628943320