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The Merchant of Venice : The Oxford Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

The Oxford Shakespeare

Paperback Published: 17th April 2008
ISBN: 9780199535859
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 15+ years old

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What was Shakespeare's attitude to Semitism? The Introduction to this edition of The Merchant of Venice opens by addressing this vital issue raised by the play, and goes on to study the sources, background, and date, includuing a discussion of Sigmund Freud's essay on 'The Three Caskets'. Professor Halio interprets the play's contradictions, inconsistencies, and complementarities, especially as these relate to the overarching theme of bonds and bondage. A survey of the play's stage history ranges from discussions of its early staging to important twentieth-century productions and performances outside England, particularly in Israel. The text, based on a fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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`The annotation, generally proficient, is admirably frank in rendering sexual doubles entendres and is frequently illuminating in its references to modes of staging ... As in the other volumes of this Oxford Shakespeare series, there is a good range of pictorial material and a very useful index ... this edition of The Merchant of Venice is creditable, lucid, and practical.' Cedric Watts, University of Sussex, Review of English Studies, Vol. 47, No. 186, May '96

List of Illustrationsp. xi
General Introductionp. 1
Shakespeare and Semitismp. 1
Sources, Analogues, and Datep. 13
The Playp. 29
The Merchant of Venice in Performancep. 58
Textual Introductionp. 85
Editorial Proceduresp. 94
Abbreviations and Referencesp. 95
The Merchant of Venicep. 99
Speech prefixes for Shylock in Q1, Q2, and Fp. 229
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780199535859
ISBN-10: 019953585X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 15+ years old
For Grades: 10+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th April 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.28

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