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The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. 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.
Release date NZ
September 28th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Cedric Watts Introduction and notes by Cedric Watts Series edited by Keith Carabine
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages
128
Dimensions
129x198x7
ISBN-13
9781840224313
Product ID
1761007

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