9780451526809

Merchant of Venice : Texts and Contexts

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    9780451526809

  • ISBN10:

    0451526805

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
  • Publisher: SIGNET BOOK
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Summary

Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. Another feature of this series includes dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Nicholas Rowe, William Hazlitt, Edgar Elmer Stoll, Linda Bamber, Alexander Leggart, and Robert Smallwood. Special introduction by Kenneth Myrick, Tufts University.

Author Biography

Roma Gill, the series editor, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world

Table of Contents

Shakespeare: An Overviewp. vii
Biographical Sketchp. vii
A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordiansp. xi
The Shakespeare Canonp. xv
Shakespeare's Englishp. xviii
Shakespeare's Theaterp. xxvi
A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Rolesp. xxxiii
Shakespeare's Dramatic Language: Costumes, Gestures and Silences; Prose and Poetryp. xxxvi
The Play Text as a Collaborationp. xliii
Editing Textsp. xlix
Shakespeare on the Stagep. liv
Introductionp. lxiii
The Merchant of Venicep. 1
Textual Notep. 101
A Note on the Sources of The Merchant of Venicep. 105
Commentaries
From The Works of Mr. William Shakespearp. 109
From Characters of Shakespear's Playsp. 110
Henry Irving's Shylockp. 116
From Shylockp. 121
The Avoidance of Choice: A Woman's Privilegep. 137
The Fourth and Fifth Actsp. 142
The End of The Merchant of Venice: Four Versionsp. 156
The Merchant of Venice on Stage and Screenp. 160
Suggested Referencesp. 175
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