The merchant of Venice / edited by John Drakakis.

"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 &qu...

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Main Author: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Other Authors: Drakakis, John.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:London : Arden Shakespeare, 2010.
Series:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Works. 1995.
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520 |a "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 Shakespeare's 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" -- Publisher description. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- venice myth and reality -- The menace of money -- Usury or the butler's box -- Marlowe, Shakespeare and the Jews -- The con-texts of the merchant of Venice -- What's in a name? -- From Jew to Shylock -- The comic structure of the play -- The historie of the merchant of Venice -- Parents and children -- The generation game -- Caskets and rings -- Identities -- Before the law -- The politics of harmony -- The merchant of Venice in the theatre. 
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