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Merchant of Venice (Arden Shakespeare)

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The Merchant of Venice is perhaps most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex figure of the money lender, Shylock. The play was described as a comedy in the First Folio but its modern audiences find it more problematic to categorize. The vilification of Shylock “the Jew” can be very uncomfortable for a modern, post-holocaust audience and debates continue as to whether Shakespeares portrayal of this complex man is sympathetic or anti-Semitic.
 
John Drakakis comprehensive introduction traces the stage history of the figure of the Jew and looks boldly at twenty-first century issues surrounding it. He also explores other themes of the play such as father/daughter relations, the power of money and the forceful character of Portia, to offer readers an energetic, original and revelatory reading of this challenging play.

About the Author

John Drakakis is a professor at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903436813
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Editor:
Drakakis, John
Author:
John Drakak
Author:
Drakakis, John
Author:
is
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Series:
Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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