Understanding The merchant of Venice : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Understanding The merchant of Venice : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents

Author: Jay L Halio
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Merchant of Venice, even in its own time, was considered Shakespeare's most controversial play. Now one of the most popularly read and performed works, the play raises even more important issues for our day, particularly anti-Semitism and the treatment of Jews. Shakespeare scholar Jay Halio brings together his fascinating literary insights and his considerable knowledge of Shakespeare's world to this student
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Genre/Form: Sources
Comedies
((The)) merchant of Venice
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character); Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay L Halio
ISBN: 0313310114 9780313310119
OCLC Number: 43287689
Description: xviii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Literary and dramatic analysis --
Venice and its treatment of Jews --
Attitudes toward Jews --
Classical and Renaissance concepts of male frienship --
Elizabethan marriage --
Usury, interest, and the rise of capitalism --
Contemporary applications and interpretation.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Responsibility: Jay L. Halio.

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His analysis of the play helps students interpret Shakespeare's plot and interwoven subplots, the sources that helped shape the play and the characters, and the thematic issues relating to justice,  Read more...

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