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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare


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PUBLISHED: 28th September 2000
ISBN: 9781840224313
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Features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. Here, the text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre
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  • Paperback
    $11.71
PUBLISHED: 28th September 2000
ISBN: 9781840224313
ANNOTATION:
Features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. Here, the text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre

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Features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. Here, the text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre

Publisher Description

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, with 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Henry V' and 'The Merchant of Venice' as its inaugural volumes, presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. 'The Merchant of Venice' is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama. Though 'The Merchant of Venice' offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary. AUTHOR: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) needs little introduction. As we approach the four-hundredth anniversary of his death, his reputation as one of the greatest writers in the English language is undeniable - except by those who attribute his works to other writers.

Author Biography

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in t, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We're pretty sure he would think this vhe English language. We're pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome. ersion of his play is awesome.

Product Details

Pages
128
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year
2000
ISBN-10
1840224312
ISBN-13
9781840224313
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Author
William Shakespeare
Media
Book
Publication Date
2000-09-28
Edited by
Cedric Watts
Short Title
MERCHANT OF VENICE
Residence
Stratford-Upon-The Avon St, ENK
Qualifications
M.A., Ph.D.
Series
Wordsworth Classics