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The merchant of Venice : new critical essays

Author: John W Mahon; Ellen Macleod Mahon
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Shakespeare criticism, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Four hundred years after its first performance, The Merchant of Venice continues to draw audiences, spark debate, and elicit controversy. This collection of new essays examines the performance and study of Shakespeare's play from a broad range of contemporary critical approaches. The contributors, drawn from four continents, build upon recent scholarship in new historicism, feminism, performance theory, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Comedy
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Mahon; Ellen Macleod Mahon
ISBN: 0415929997 9780415929998 9780415411004 0415411009
OCLC Number: 48515701
Description: xiv, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fortunes of The Merchant of Venice From 1596 to 2001 / John W. Mahon --
Shakespeare's Merchant and Marlowe's Other Play / Murray J. Levith --
Jewish Daughters: The Question of Philo-Semitism in Elizabethan Drama / Joan Ozark Holmer --
Jessica / John Drakakis --
Textual Deviancy in The Merchant of Venice / John F. Andrews --
Portia and the Ovidian Grotesque / John W. Velz --
Does Source Criticism Illuminate the Problems of Interpreting The Merchant as a Soured Comedy? / John K. Hale --
Shylock is Content: A Study in Salvation / Hugh Short --
Isolation to Communion: A Reading of The Merchant of Venice / Maryellen Keefe --
Less Into the Greater: Emblem, Analogue, and Deification in The Merchant of Venice / John Cunningham and Stephen Slimp --
"Nerissa Teaches Me What to Believe": Portia's Wifely Empowerment in The Merchant of Venice / Corinne S. Abate --
"Mislike Me Not for My Complexion": Whose Mislike? Portia's? Shakespeare's? Or That of his Age? / R.W. Desai --
Merchant of Venice and the Politics of Commerce / Karoline Szatek --
Names in The Merchant of Venice / Grace Tiffany --
Singing Chords: Performing Shylock and Other Characters in The Merchant of Venice / Jay L. Halio --
Making The Merchant of Venice Palatable for U.S. Audiences / Gayle Gaskill --
Shylock in Performance / John O'Connor --
Portia Performs: Playing the Role in the Twentieth-Century English Theater / Penny Gay.
Series Title: Shakespeare criticism, 26.
Responsibility: edited by John W. Mahon and Ellen Macleod Mahon.
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This is a collection of seventeen new and classic essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a  Read more...

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"The introductory overview of "The Fortunes of The Merchant of Venice from 1596-2001" alone is worth the price of the volume. In it, John Mahon surveys the major cruxes of the play with a clarity and Read more...

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