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The merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare; M M Mahood
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?" Shylock's impassioned plea in the middle of The Merchant of Venice is one of its most dramatic moments. After the Holocaust, the play has become a battleground for those who argue that the play represents Shakespeare's ultimate statement against ignorance and anti-Semitism in favour of a liberal vision of tolerance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedies
Comedy plays
Drama
Named Person: Shylock, (Fictitious character); William (1564-1616) Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; M M Mahood
ISBN: 0521221560 9780521221566 0521293715 9780521293716
OCLC Number: 14719185
Credits: Author: William Shakespeare.
Description: xv, 190 pages : 14 illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Notes on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes; Reading list.
Responsibility: edited by M.M. Mahood.
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"The Merchant of Venice" has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. This edition pays special attention to the expectations of its first audience, and to our modern  Read more...

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