SHAKESPEARE.LEGAL

It’s not news that Shakespeare is eminently quotable. He has long been the most commonly quoted single author in the English language. He is eloquent and precise; his writings are a source of inspiration and insight for law students and legal English specialists alike.

With his plays referenced more in judicial opinions than any other works of literature, Shakespeare is a clear favourite with lawyers. And Dutch lawyers are no exception.

So, for them and for others, I hope that these Shakespeare pages containing quotes, misquotes, facts and trivia will prove a useful addition to this site. And an enjoyable read for those who aren’t so familiar with his work.

Credits

With thanks to:

William Domnarski
http://www.williamdomnarski.com

And special thanks to my friend and colleague Shai Nave (shainave.com) for his help and infinite patience.

Play Translations (not all of these translations were included but they’re worth looking at)
Hamlet:
Toneelacademie (Bert Voeten)
https://www.toneelacademie.nl/assets/originals/1zcjyGkGv11jRNsSbh51t7b4p5xQyndiF.pdf

The Merchant of Venice:
Project Gutenberg (Burgersdijk)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51138

The Taming of the Shrew:
Project Gutenberg (Burgersdijk)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51691