The Theatre as a Suitable Place for Jurisprudential Reflection

Maine, Alexander (2016) The Theatre as a Suitable Place for Jurisprudential Reflection. North East Law Review, 4 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN 2056-2918

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Abstract

Throughout the evolution of the theatre, one of its key functions has been to portray the impact and interplay of gods, kings and the individual, and the implications that stem from this. As such it has proved itself to be a suitable place for jurisprudential discussion and to exhibit savagery through fantasy. From this, reasoned discussion is therefore dramatised in order to become entertaining, providing a requisite for cathartic savagery. As one of Shakespeare’s seminal plays (despite his authorship continually being disputed), Titus Andronicus offers an explicit representation of savagery and constitutionalism through the manipulation of justice by the Emperor Saturninus.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
R900 Others in European Languages, Literature and related subjects
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Alexander Maine
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 13:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26821

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