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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264775

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001

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Shakespeare, Oaths and Vows

Shakespeare, Oaths and Vows

Shakespeare Lecture

(p.60) (p.61) Shakespeare, Oaths and Vows
Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

John Kerrigan

British Academy

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on oaths and vows in the works William Shakespeare given at the British Academy's 2009 Shakespeare Lecture. This text aims to rectify scholarly neglect of the Shakespeare's excessive use of oaths and vows in his plays. Using philosophical and stage-related arguments, it highlights Shakespeare's awareness of the paradoxes of oath-taking and vowing and their potency in performance.

Keywords:   William Shakespeare, oaths, vows, plays, oath-taking, literature

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