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Shakespeare and the Jews

Author: James Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Going against the grain of the dominant scholarship on the period, which generally ignores the impact of Jewish questions in early modern England, James Shapiro shows how Elizabethans imagined Jews to be utterly different from themselves - in religion, race, nationality, and even sexuality. From strange cases of Christians masquerading as Jews to bizarre proposals to settle foreign Jews in Ireland, Shakespeare and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Shapiro
ISBN: 0231103441 9780231103442 9780231103459 023110345X
OCLC Number: 32746609
Description: ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. False Jews and Counterfeit Christians --
2. Myths, Histories, Consequences --
3. The Jewish Crime --
4. "The Pound of Flesh" --
5. The Hebrew Will Turn Christian --
6. Race, Nation, or Alien? --
7. Shakespeare and the Jew Bill of 1753.
Responsibility: James Shapiro.

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An account of the cultural anxieties that plagued Elizabethan England, this work shows how Elizabethans imagined Jews to be utterly different - in terms of religion, race, nationality and sexuality.  Read more...

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