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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200312
  • Antal sidor: 228
  • Vikt i gram: 431
  • ISBN10:0415240514
  • ISBN13:9780415240512

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

(Inbunden)

Beskrivning:

With Shylock's pound of flesh and Portia's golden ring,The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most controversial, disturbing and unforgettable plays.

Combining accessible commentary with a range of reprinted materials, S. P. Cerasano:

*explores the contexts of the play, including early modern images of Venice, the commercialism of the play, Shakespeare's theatre and London, and images of Jewishness

*samples modern criticism of Shakespeare's Merchant, grouped into sections on The Economic Framework, Choosing and Risking, and Shylock and Other Strangers

*offers an invaluable discussion of the play in performance, considering crucial staging issues and changing interpretations of the roles of Portia and Shylock

*closely examines key passages of the work, providing both commentary and extensively annotated sections of play text

*prepares readers for additional study of the play with a useful guide to further reading.

Assuming no prior knowledge of the play, this sourcebook is the essential guide to one of the most haunting works of English drama.

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