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"Say what you can, my false o'erweighs your true"

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"Say what you can, my false o'erweighs your true"
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gendered crimes and confessions in Shakespeare
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Talarico
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Christine Elizabeth
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1986-
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Christine Talarico
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Patricia
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Patricia Akhimie
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chair
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Sohrawardy
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Ameer Sohrawardy
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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2014
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2014-05
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eng
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This thesis examines the treatment of women accused of sexual crimes in four plays by William Shakespeare, including Othello, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and Measure for Measure. Though Desdemona, Hero, Katharina, and Isabella are not tried in a courtroom, they are put through trial processes, including accusations, interrogations, and confessions. This study draws from several fields, incorporating historical, literary, gender, criminological, and sociological scholarship, ultimately investigating how the treatment of the accused women in the plays may reflect or criticize contemporary social norms. Applying modern legal terminology to these early modern plays allows for a thorough examination of the biases against accused female characters and of the protections they are denied. The experience of watching these “trials” onstage reinforced the crucial role of the early modern playgoing community in interpreting and judging character. The verdicts that audiences reached, as they negotiated women’s innocence and guilt within these plays, exposed the flaws of existing legal practices and called into question early modern notions of the “ideal” woman.
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English
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ii, 99 p.
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M.A.
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by Christine Elizabeth Talarico
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Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Characters--Women
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Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Criticism and interpretation
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Sex crimes in literature
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Confession in literature
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3ZG6QJR
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ETD graduate
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Talarico
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Christine
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2014-01-24 12:05:02
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Christine Talarico
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - Newark
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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