By Edna Nahshon,Michael Shapiro

ISBN-10: 1107010276

ISBN-13: 9781107010277

Shakespeare's The service provider of Venice occupies a different position in international tradition. because the fictional, albeit iconic, personality of Shylock has been interpreted as unique outsider, social pariah, melodramatic villain and tragic sufferer, the play, which has been played and skim in dozens of languages, has served as a lens for interpreting rules and photographs of the Jew at numerous old moments. within the final 200 years, a few of the play's level interpreters, spectators, readers and adapters have themselves been Jews, whose responses are usually embedded in literary, theatrical and musical works. This quantity examines the ever-expanding physique of Jewish responses to Shakespeare's so much Jewishly proper play.

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