The Merchant of Venice: Critical Essays

1st Edition

John W. Mahon, Ellen Macleod Mahon

Routledge
Published August 2, 2002
Reference - 472 Pages
ISBN 9780415411004 - CAT# RU1009Z
Series: Shakespeare Criticism

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Summary

This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play.

The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.

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