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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.