The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139835251
Release: 2003-05-01
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9798676307264
Release: 2020-09-10
Editor: Unknown

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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.In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn;And such a want-wit sadness makes of me, That I have much ado to know myself.SALARINOYour mind is tossing on the ocean;There, where your argosies with portly sail, Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea, Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their wov

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon
Pages: 456
ISBN: 0415929997
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Four hundred years after its first performance, The Merchant of Venice continues to draw audiences, spark debate, and elicit controversy. This collection of new essays examines the performance and study of Shakespeare's play from a broad range of contemporary critical approaches. The contributors, drawn from four continents, build upon recent scholarship in new historicism, feminism, performance theory, and postcolonial studies to present new perspectives on the play, and offer fresh insights into its critical legacy on stage and as a literary text. A substantial introductory essay provides important historical context and surveys major critical approaches to the play over the centuries. This volume is an essential companion to The Merchant of Venice and a significant contribution to Shakespearean criticism.

Shakespeare s Comedy of the Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare s Comedy of the Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 168
ISBN: PRNC:32101066125426
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown

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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice
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Author: S. P. Cerasano
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0415240522
Release: 2004
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This student friendly book draws together text, context, criticism and performance history to provide an integrated view of one of the most dazzling works of the early modern theatre.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Jennifer Mulherin,Abigail Frost
Pages: 32
ISBN: 184234059X
Release: 2001
Editor: Cherrytree Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare
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Author: S.S. Agarwalla
Pages: 288
ISBN: 8171565832
Release: 1997-12
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

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The Merchant Of Venice Bases Its Dramatic Logic On The New Testament Premise That You Get What You Give, And The Play S Consistent Enactment Of This Looking-Glass Logic Creates A World In Which Mirroring Is A Major Internal Principle Of Order. The Indian Philosophy, Distilled In Our Vedas, Puranas And Epics, Speaks In Almost The Same Vein. Shylock Is Cunning, Cruel And Implacable. For Centuries, The Shylocks Of India, In Various Garbs, Have Tried And Succeeded Partially, To Get Their Pounds Of Flesh From Their Victims. Usury Was Condemned In The Elizabethan Period But We, In India, Still Nourish It. Secondly, Shylock S Sense Of Jessica Is Anti-Human As Well As Anti¬Social. He Is Aware Of Her As Of An Item Of Inventory, As Many Father, In India, Do With Their Daughters.Bassanio Must Have Learnt From Shylock S Example: A Wrong, Even A Small One, Is Always A Wrong And Calls Forth Its Own Punishment Automatically, For, As We Shall See, In Dr. Agarwalla S Interpretation Of The Play, The Law Sleeps Only Until Unoffended, When It Reacts By Reflecting The Offence In Kind. The Law Has No Power To Make Anyone Choose To Do Right, It Can Only Punish Those Who Do Wrong. The Prince Of Morocco, Like Any Prince Of Yester-Years, In India, Is Chivalrous, Amorous, Gracious And Sexually Virile. It Was Unkind Of Portia To Say Uncomplimentary Words For Him But She, Like White-Skinned Ladies, Have Always Done So In The Past And Are Doing It, At Present. Thus The Merchant Of Venice Is As Much Relevant To Indians As It Was And Is To The English And To The World, In General. Dr. Shyam S. Agarwalla Gives A New Approach, A New Presentation And A New Direction To The Reading And Critical Analysis Of The Play. At Times, His Critical Examination Of The Play Is Unconventional, Provocative But Nonetheless Educative. That Marks Him Off From Other Indian Editors Of The Merchant.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1840224312
Release: 2000
Editor: Wordsworth Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Although generally considered a comedy, this play has an underlying plot of considerable moral dimension. The three main characters, Antonio, the prosperous merchant, Shylock, the reviled usurer and the heiress Portia, are portrayed in ways untypical of Elizabethan norms.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590901088
Release: 1750
Editor: Unknown

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In sooth, I know not why I am so sad;_It wearies me; you say it wearies you;_But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,_What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,_I am to learn;_And such a want-wit sadness makes of me_That I have much ado to know myself._ SALARINO._Your mind is tossing on the ocean;_There where your argosies, with portly sailÑ_Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood,_Or as it were the pageants of the seaÑ_Do overpeer the petty traffickers,_That curtsy to them, do them reverence,_As they fly by them with their woven wings._ SALANIO._Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,_The better part of my affections would_Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still_Plucking the grass to know where sits the wind,_Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads;_And every object that might make me fear_Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt_Would make me sad._ SALARINO._My wind, cooling my broth_Would blow me to an ague, when I thought_What harm a wind too great might do at sea._I should not see the sandy hour-glass run_But I should think of shallows and of flats,_And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,_Vailing her high top lower than her ribs_To kiss her burial. Should I go to church_And see the holy edifice of stone,_And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks,_Which, touching but my gentle vessel's side,_Would scatter all her spices on the stream,_Enrobe the roaring waters with my silks,_And, in a word, but even now worth this,_And now worth nothing? Shall I have the thought_To think on this, and shall I lack the thought_That such a thing bechanc'd would make me sad?_But tell not me; I know Antonio_Is sad to think upon his merchandise.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: James C. Bulman
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0719027462
Release: 1991
Editor: Manchester University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines how directors have dealt with the problem of anti-semitism in staging Shakespeare's play over the past century, with a review of an Elizabethan performance as comparison. Among the seven productions considered are the 1970 Miller/Olivier, the 1987 Alexander/Sher, and two televised versions. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Shakespeare Made Easy The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Made Easy  The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Tanya Grosz
Pages: 44
ISBN: 0825151007
Release: 2004
Editor: Walch Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Complements Barron's Shakespeare Made Easy texts or can be used alone. Sets the stage for student comprehension with background material on each play. Builds appreciation for Shakespear's works with thought-provoking reviews.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 71
ISBN: 9781349081745
Release: 1987-11-11
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education

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The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice

The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 78
ISBN: HARVARD:32044009765165
Release: 1600
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781349238460
Release: 1995-02-08
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Vicki K. Janik
Pages: 273
ISBN: 0313309442
Release: 2003
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

Merchant of Venice The by William Shakespeare MAXnotes

Merchant of Venice  The by William Shakespeare  MAXnotes
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0738673153
Release: 2021
Editor: Research & Education Assoc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Merchant of Venice and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

William Shakespeare s the Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare s the Merchant of Venice
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Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom,William Shakespeare
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781438134352
Release: 2010
Editor: Infobase Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of critical essays on the Shakespeare play, The merchant of Venice, arranged in chronological order of publication.

EngLits the Merchant of Venice pdf

EngLits the Merchant of Venice  pdf
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Author: Publishing Interlingua Publishing
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9781602991026
Release: 2006-10
Editor: InterLingua Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Detailed summaries of great literature.

Understanding The Merchant of Venice

Understanding The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Jay L. Halio
Pages: 181
ISBN: 0313310114
Release: 2000
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers source documents and analysis to provide a historical context for understanding the major themes of Shakespeare's most controversial play.

Merchant Of Venice

Merchant Of Venice
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Author: Edited by W. Turner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788121908979
Release: 2021
Editor: S. Chand Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

shakespeare's stories.