The Merchant of Venice

Although generally considered a comedy, this play has an underlying plot of considerable moral dimension.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840224312

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Although generally considered a comedy, this play has an underlying plot of considerable moral dimension. The three main characters, Antonio, the prosperous merchant, Shylock, the reviled usurer and the heiress Portia, are portrayed in ways untypical of Elizabethan norms.
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The Merchant of Venice

Examines how directors have dealt with the problem of anti-semitism in staging Shakespeare's play over the past century, with a review of an Elizabethan performance as comparison.

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719027462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Examines how directors have dealt with the problem of anti-semitism in staging Shakespeare's play over the past century, with a review of an Elizabethan performance as comparison. Among the seven productions considered are the 1970 Miller/Olivier, the 1987 Alexander/Sher, and two televised versions. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Merchant of Venice

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.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139835251

Category: Literary Collections

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The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock.
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The Merchant of Venice

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300115644

Category: Drama

Page: 167

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In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible—and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).
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The Merchant of Venice

This volume is an essential companion to The Merchant of Venice and a significant contribution to Shakespearean criticism.

Author: John W. Mahon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415929997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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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 postcolonial studies to present new perspectives on the play, and offer fresh insights into its critical legacy on stage and as a literary text. A substantial introductory essay provides important historical context and surveys major critical approaches to the play over the centuries. This volume is an essential companion to The Merchant of Venice and a significant contribution to Shakespearean criticism.
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Merchant Of Venice

shakespeare's stories.

Author: Edited by W. Turner

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9788121908979

Category: Fiction

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shakespeare's stories.
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The Merchant of Venice

Engaging the play's extensive body of criticism, the book contextualizes the most provocative questions raised by the day and provides considerable new evidence about Shakespeare's possible sources and his innovative use of them, especially ...

Author: Joan Ozark Holmer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034030620

Category: Literature

Page: 369

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This study of The Merchant of Venice explores the degree of dramatic integrity Shakespeare achieves by unifying the play's many hard choices through a tightly-knit interplay of contrarieties and correspondences in structure, language, characters and ideas. Engaging the play's extensive body of criticism, the book contextualizes the most provocative questions raised by the day and provides considerable new evidence about Shakespeare's possible sources and his innovative use of them, especially usury and merchantry, Judaism and Christianity, biblical and classical allusion, stage law and verbal-visual symbols.
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The Merchant of Venice

Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

Author: Vicki K. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313309442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.
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William Shakespeare s the Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is a richly complicated and, to some, a deeply;disturbing work.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438134352

Category: Jews in literature

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A collection of critical essays on the Shakespeare play, The merchant of Venice, arranged in chronological order of publication.
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Shakespeare Made Easy The Merchant of Venice

Complements Barron's Shakespeare Made Easy texts or can be used alone. Sets the stage for student comprehension with background material on each play. Builds appreciation for Shakespear's works with thought-provoking reviews.

Author: Tanya Grosz

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825151007

Category: Drama

Page: 44

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Complements Barron's Shakespeare Made Easy texts or can be used alone. Sets the stage for student comprehension with background material on each play. Builds appreciation for Shakespear's works with thought-provoking reviews.
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Merchant of Venice

These popular editions allow the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which emerges in conjunction with the commentary and notes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: UOM:39015053037811

Category: Drama

Page: 175

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(Applause Books). These popular editions allow the reader and student to look beyond the scholarly reading text to the more sensuous, more collaborative, more malleable performance text which emerges in conjunction with the commentary and notes. Each note, each gloss, each commentary reflects the stage life of the play with constant reference to the challenge of the text in performance. Readers will not only discover an enlivened Shakespeare, they will be empowered to rehearse and direct their own productions of the imagination in the process.
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The Merchant of Venice Workbook for ICSE Students

The play can indeed be a source of great learning. This workbook is an attempt to explore the aforesaid aspects as well as comprehend the beauty of Shakespeare’s rhetoric.

Author: Wallace Jacob

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781645879886

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 302

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The Merchant of Venice is a didactic play which dwells on love, friendship, sacrifice, revenge, elopement, atonement, domestic skirmishes, legal convolutions, and the complexities of life. The play can indeed be a source of great learning. This workbook is an attempt to explore the aforesaid aspects as well as comprehend the beauty of Shakespeare’s rhetoric. While reading the play The Merchant of Venice, the reader might come across terms/nouns such as Janus, Nestor, Oracle, Jason, Sibylla, Diana, Midas, Pythagoras, Troilus, Cressid, Thisbe, Dido, Medea, Orpheus, Erebus, Endymion . . . These terms/nouns have been explicated in this workbook.
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The Merchant of Venice

This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play.

Author: John W. Mahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136017667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play. The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.
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The Merchant of Venice In Plain and Simple English

This book is a modern translation of The Merchant of Venice The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then.

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Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781610427937

Category: Drama

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"To be or not to be" may be one of Shakespeare's most famous Soliloguy, but right behind it is Shylock's famous "Hath not a Jew eyes'" speech. It's a moving speech that is often over looked because, let's face it, it's old! Now you can at last understand the profound wisdom (and humor) of this classic Shakespeare comedy. If you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Merchant of Venice The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
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MERCHANT OF VENICE

Author: William 1564-1616 Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 1372077170

Category: History

Page: 208

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