The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

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What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, includuing a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on 'The Three Caskets'.Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. A survey of the play's stage history ranges from discussions of its early staging to important twentieth-century productions andperformances outside England, particularly in Israel.The text, based on a fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780192834249
019283424X
9780199535859
019953585X
Call Number: 822.33 S3ha 1998
Characteristics: xi, 241 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Halio, Jay L.

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