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The merchant of Venice

Author: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Several themes are presented within the framework of a traditional comedy that calls for the triumph of young lovers over their unromantic elders. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "The Merchant of Venice", as well as a biography of Shakespeare.
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Genre/Form: Comedies
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Neil Heims
ISBN: 9780791095768 0791095762
OCLC Number: 150255848
Description: xiv, 261 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of The Merchant of Venice --
Key passages in The Merchant of Venice --
List of characters in The Merchant of Venice --
Criticism through the ages --
The Merchant of Venice in the seventeenth century --
On the stage appearance of Shylock / Thomas Jordan 1664 --
The Merchant of Venice in the eighteenth century --
From The Jew of Venice / George Granville, Baron Landsdowne 1701 --
"Life of the author," from The Works of Mr. William Shakespear / Nicholas Rowe 1709 --
From "Remarks on the plays of Shakespeare" / Charles Gildon 1710 --
The Merchant of Venice (notes), from The Plays of William Shakespear / Samuel Johnson 1765 --
From Letters from England / Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 1775. The Merchant of Venice in the nineteenth century --
"Criticisms on Shakespeare's comedies", from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature / August Wilhelm Schlegel 1809 --
"The Merchant of Venice," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
"Portia," from Characteristics of Women : Moral, Poetical, & Historical / Anna Jameson 1833 --
From Heine on Shakespeare: A Translation of His Notes on Shakespeare Heroines / Heinrich Heine 1838 --
"The Merchant of Venice," from Shakespeare's Dramatic Art / Hermann Ulrici 1839 --
"The Merchant of Venice, from Second Period of Shakespeare's Dramatic Poetry / Georg Gottfried Gervinus 1849 --
From Studies of Shakespeare / Charles Knight 1849 --
From Vorlesungen uber Shakespeare / Friedrich Alexander Theodor Kreyssig 1862 --
"The Merchant of Venice," from Shakespeare-Characters : Chiefly Those Subordinate / Charles Cowden Clarke 1863 --
From William Shakespeare / Victor Hugo 1864. "The Merchant of Venice," from Shakespeare : His Life, Art, and Characters / H.N. Hudson 1872 --
Review of The Merchant of Venice from The Saturday Review 1879 --
From Jurist und Dichter / A. Pietscher 1881 --
From Der Kampf ums Recht / Rudolf von Ihering 1886 --
"Shylock," from Shylock and Others : Eight Studies / G.H. Radford 1894 --
From William Shakespeare : a Critical Study / Georg Brandes 1898 --
The Merchant of Venice in the twentieth century --
"The theme of the three caskets," from On Creativity and the Unconscious / Sigmund Freud 1913 --
"Shylock," from Shakespeare Studies : Historical and Comparative in Method / Elmer Edgar Stoll 1927 --
"The Merchant of Venice," from Prefaces to Shakespeare, Second Series / Harley Granville-Barker 1930 --
"Shakespeare's method : The Merchant of Venice," from Shakespeare / J. Middleton Murry 1936 --
"The Merchants and the Jew of Venice : Wealth's Communion and an Intruder," from Shakespeare's Festive Comedy / C.L. Barber 1959 --
"Love and Usury in The Merchant of Venice," from The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays / W.H. Auden 1962. From A Natural perspective : the development of Shakespearean comedy and romance / Northrop Frye 1965 --
"The Jew as stranger ; or 'These be the Christian husbands, '" from The Stranger in Shakespeare / Leslie A. Fiedler 1972 --
"The Merchant of Venice," from A New Mimesis : Shakespeare and the Representation of Reality / A.D. Nuttall 1987 --
"Introduction," from Shylock / Harold Bloom 1991 --
"Three thousand ducats," from Shylock : Four Hundred Years in the Life of a Legend / John Gross 1992 --
"'The pound of flesh, '" from Shakespeare and the Jews / James Shapiro 1996 --
The Merchant of Venice in the twenty-first century --
"Deconstructing the Christian merchant : Antonio and The Merchant of Venice," from Shofar : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies / Gary Rosenshield 2002 --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Neil Heims.
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