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The Merchant of Venice By William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare

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This second edition of The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's most frequently performed comedy - retains M. M. Mahood's text and Introduction and features a new introductory section by Charles Edelman. Mahood explores audience expectations while Edelman focuses on stage productions of the late twentieth century and the troubling figure of Shylock.
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The Merchant of Venice Summary


The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The New Cambridge Shakespeare appeals to students worldwide for its up-to-date scholarship and emphasis on performance. The series features line-by-line commentaries and textual notes on the plays and poems. Introductions are regularly refreshed with accounts of new critical, stage and screen interpretations. This second edition of The Merchant of Venice retains the text and Introduction prepared by M. M. Mahood and features a new introductory section by Charles Edelman. Where Mahood focuses in her Introduction on the expectations of the play's first audience and on our modern experience of seeing and hearing the drama performed, Edelman explores the play's sexual politics. He also foregrounds recent scholarship on the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time and surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of the text in the 1980s and 1990s. He pays particular attention to the ways in which directors and actors tackle the troubling figure of Shylock.

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The Merchant of Venice Reviews


'The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance.' The Review of English Studies
"The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance." The Review of English Studies

Table of Contents


Introduction, with new section on recent critical and stage interpretations by Charles Edelman; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary note; Textual analysis; Appendix: Shakespeare's use of the Bible in The Merchant of Venice; Reading list.

Additional information

GOR001157340
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2003-05-01
213
0521532515
9780521532518
N/A
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