Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Author: Bill Angus

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474415121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Have you ever wondered what was really going on in the inner-plays, secret overhearing, and tacit observations of early modern drama? Taking on the shadowy figure of the early modern informer, this book argues that far more than mere artistic experimentation is happening here. In case studies of metadramatic plays, and the devices which Shakespeare and Jonson constantly revisit, this book offers critical insight into intrinsic connections between informers and authors, discovering an uneasy sense of common practice at the core of the metadrama, which drives both its self-awareness and its paranoia. Drama is most self-revealing at these moments where it reflects upon its own dramatic register: where it is most metadramatic. To understand their metadrama is therefore to understand these most seminal authors in a new way.

Rules of Evidence

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Special Subcommittee on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws

Publisher: N.A


Category: Court rules

Page: 589

View: 9624

Hearsay Evidence in Criminal Proceedings

Author: J R Spencer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782252940

Category: Law

Page: 506

View: 5636

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 re-wrote the hearsay evidence rule for the purpose of criminal proceedings, enacting the recommendations of the Law Commission together with some proposals from the Auld Review. In 2008, Professor Spencer wrote a book explaining the new law, intended for practitioners as well as academics. Following the style of his earlier book about the new law on bad character evidence, the core of the hearsay book was a section-by-section commentary on the relevant provisions of the Act, discussing the case law that had interpreted them. Since the appearance of the first edition, the new law on hearsay evidence has been the subject of a spectacular exchange between the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, the effects of which the Court of Appeal has interpreted in several leading cases. In this new edition, the commentary is revised to take account of these developments. As in the first edition, the commentary is preceded by chapters on the history of the hearsay rule, and the requirements of Article 6(3)(d) of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is followed by an appendix containing the text of the statutory provisions and a selection of the leading cases.

Federal and California Evidence Rules

Author: Thomas J. Leach,Emily Garcia Uhrig

Publisher: Aspen Publishing

ISBN: 154383034X

Category: Law

Page: 620

View: 1809

Federal and California Evidence Rules: With Notes, Comments, Selected Legislative History, and Comparative Commentary, 2020–2021 Edition


Author: Philip Bean

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415252676

Category: Crime

Page: 596

View: 5887

Texas Rules of Evidence Manual - Tenth Edition

Author: David A. Schlueter,Jonathan D. Schlueter

Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1578234514

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 1193

View: 6614

Texas Rules of Evidence Manual provides an updated comprehensive reference to Texas evidence for both civil and criminal cases. The book provides a rule-by-rule analysis of each Rule of Evidence. This sturdy hard-cover text is designed for heavy use in the courtroom. This text helps those who are bound to use the Texas Rules of Evidence, whether it is the bench or the bar or those studying evidence. While the text contains some academic discussions, the book is designed to explain what a particular Rule requires or prohibits, to indicate what the appellate courts have said about the Rules, and to offer some practical pointers on using the Rules. The book itself has been designed to make it as useful as possible to the harried judge, counsel, and student who must quickly find the "law." Following each Rule is an editorial commentary on the Rule explaining how the Rule works, what the Texas courts have said about the Rule, and how it compares with the Federal Rule, because Texas courts often review federal precedent where they find it helpful in applying a Texas Rule. When appropriate, practical pointers are also provided on how to use the Rule. Where the Rules apply in the same fashion for both civil and criminal cases, those points are discussed together. On the other hand, where they diverge, the authors have used separate headings for "Civil" and "Criminal" when that seems appropriate. One of the objectives of the Editorial Analysis in this text is to deal with the interrelationships of the various Rules. The authors have noted those areas where the Rules differ from pre-Rules case law or statutory provisions. Some of the Rules changed the prior Texas evidence law and, althoughmany of the Texas Rules agree with the Federal Rules, a number differ significantly.

Texas Criminal Forms

Author: Robert K. Gill,Mark G. Daniel

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1945421924

Category: Law

Page: 1394

View: 1428

In this edition of Texas Criminal Forms, you receive new forms and practice tips, plus revised and/or updated coverage of the law, to help you navigate the issues that may arise at various stages of a criminal case, including: Client Relations and Communications Discovery Motion Practice Punishment Expunctions and Non-Disclosure The highlights include: 33 NEW FORMS Letter Advising Client of Right to Order of Nondisclosure Defendant’s Ex parte Motion For Approval of Funds For Consulting Immigration Law Expert Motion for Court Order Protecting Defendant from Law Enforcement Recording Custodial and Private Telephone Calls Controverting Motion to (State or Defendant’s) First Motion for Continuance Request For Attachment of a Witness; Affidavit in Support of Request; and Writ of Attachment for four different fact scenarios Affidavit of No Records Order Discharging Probation Motion Containing Proof of Eligibility For Automatic Order of Nondisclosure Under Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.072 (Certain Nonviolent Misdemeanors) 13 different Petitions for Nondisclosure of Criminal History Record Information, covering various fact scenarios under Tex. Gov’t Code § 411.0725 – .0728; and §411.073-.0736. PLUS… NEW AND UPDATED TEXT Protecting an Indigent defendant’s right to counsel with the appointment of an expert immigration attorney Protecting the defendant’s right to privacy while in custody Challenging enhancement allegations Crime victim compensation law and forms