Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 77
Release: 1843
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433074919097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-05-01
ISBN 10: 1139835254
ISBN 13: 9781139835251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

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
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Ratna Sagar P Limited
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 9789350364604
ISBN 13: 9350364603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

The Merchant of Venice of the Ratna Sagar Shakespeare Series is enriched with text based on the A W Verity edition, line-by-line translation of text into modern English, plenty of short notes that explain and interpret the text, summary of each scene, as well as useful commentary on the life and times of Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, literary sources, characters, figures of speech, and artwork that brings to life significant episodes in the story. This enriched edition of The Merchant of Venice has exhaustive annotations and notes. Set in Venice and Belmont, the play deals with the themes of friendship, mercy, trust, money, and prejudice. It depicts many aspects of the society of the times - social classes and segregation, and trading and commerce. The play opens with Antonio, the merchant of Venice, troubled about his ships at sea. As Bassanio enters the scene, the audience gets a clear picture of the affection that Antonio holds for him. Bassanio pours out his heart to Antonio about his desire to marry the beautiful and rich heiress Portia in Belmont. It is revealed that Bassanio is an extravagant youth, who has spent most of his inheritance, and wishes to marry Portia partly out of love, and partly to repair his fortunes. It is usual for Bassanio to ask Antonio for financial aid, and he does so now again. But Antonio's 'fortunes are at sea', and he asks Bassanio to take credit in his name from whoever is willing to lend in Venice. This leads Antonio to enter into a hazardous bond with the hard-hearted Jew Shylock. In Belmont, Portia is overwhelmed by a constant line of suitors, who come to undertake her late father's challenge and win her hand - they are required to choose from three caskets of gold, silver, and lead the one containing Portia's portrait. As every suitor fails due to his vanity or overconfidence, Bassanio arrives much to Portia's delight, for she has favoured him since the time of his first visit to Belmont. As Bassanio successfully passes the test of the caskets, his friend Gratiano expresses his desire to marry Nerissa, Portia's gentlewoman. As both couples rejoice in the union, news arrives from Venice that Antonio has failed to repay the debt in time, and is in danger of losing a pound of flesh, the penalty in his contract with Shylock. Bassanio immediately leaves for Venice with Gratiano, and so does Portia with Nerissa, but without anyone's knowledge. At the crucial trial of Antonio, Portia and Nerissa arrive at the court disguised as a young lawyer and a clerk. As Shylock remains stubborn on claiming his bond, Portia cleverly turns the tables on him, which not only saves Antonio's life but also compels Shylock to forfeit his loan and bequeath his property to his daughter and son-in-law. All characters return to Belmont, where Portia informs Antonio that his ships have been salvaged and have come to harbour. Like a typical Shakespearean comedy, the play ends on the happy note of all's well that ends well. The play has rich characterization. Portia is memorable as a gutsy herioine who resolves the conflict in the play. She stresses mercy as a divine quality as against the call for revenge by Shylock. Shylock, on the other hand, though portrayed as the antagonist of the play, is representative of those who are victims of the evils of prejudice and betrayal. Being a Jew, he is spited by Antonio and the others, which fuels his craving for revenge. Both characters have some of the most memorable speeches in the play that establish the common humanity of all races and cultures.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
Author: Edited by W. Turner
Publsiher: S. Chand Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9788121908979
ISBN 13: 8121908973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Works

Works
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN3MYD
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Merchant of Venice 2010 edition

Merchant of Venice  2010 edition
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780198328674
ISBN 13: 0198328672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merchant of Venice 2010 edition Book Review:

The Merchant of Venice is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 0486284921
ISBN 13: 9780486284927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

Tragicomic drama of love, wealth and justice revolves around a Venetian moneylender's bargain with a young merchant for "a pound of flesh." Includes explanatory footnotes.

The Merchant of Venice Workbook for ICSE Students

The Merchant of Venice Workbook for ICSE Students
Author: Wallace Jacob
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN 10: 1645879887
ISBN 13: 9781645879886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Workbook for ICSE Students Book Review:

The Merchant of Venice is a didactic play which dwells on love, friendship, sacrifice, revenge, elopement, atonement, domestic skirmishes, legal convolutions, and the complexities of life. The play can indeed be a source of great learning. This workbook is an attempt to explore the aforesaid aspects as well as comprehend the beauty of Shakespeare’s rhetoric. While reading the play The Merchant of Venice, the reader might come across terms/nouns such as Janus, Nestor, Oracle, Jason, Sibylla, Diana, Midas, Pythagoras, Troilus, Cressid, Thisbe, Dido, Medea, Orpheus, Erebus, Endymion . . . These terms/nouns have been explicated in this workbook.

Sonnets

Sonnets
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 1443441554
ISBN 13: 9781443441551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sonnets Book Review:

Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all major written languages and are frequently used at romantic celebrations. Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Blood Relations

Blood Relations
Author: Janet Adelman
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 0226006832
ISBN 13: 9780226006833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Relations Book Review:

In Blood Relations, Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With her distinctive psychological acumen, she argues that Shakespeare’s play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Adelman locates the promise—or threat—of Jewish conversion as a particular site of tension in the play. Drawing on a variety of cultural materials, she demonstrates that, despite the triumph of its Christians, The Merchant of Venice reflects Christian anxiety and guilt about its simultaneous dependence on and disavowal of Judaism. In this startling psycho-theological analysis, both the insistence that Shylock’s daughter Jessica remain racially bound to her father after her conversion and the depiction of Shylock as a bloody-minded monster are understood as antidotes to Christian uneasiness about a Judaism it can neither own nor disown. In taking seriously the religious discourse of The Merchant of Venice, Adelman offers in Blood Relations an indispensable book on the play and on the fascinating question of Jews and Judaism in Renaissance England and beyond.

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

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice
Author: S. P. Cerasano
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415240529
ISBN 13: 0415240522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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
Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780415929998
ISBN 13: 0415929997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

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.

A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare
Author: Dympna Callaghan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1118501268
ISBN 13: 9781118501269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare Book Review:

The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare. Provides the definitive feminist statement on Shakespeare for the 21st century Updates address some of the newest theatrical andcreative engagements with Shakespeare, offering fresh insights into Shakespeare’s plays and poems, and gender dynamics in early modern England Contributors come from across the feminist generations and from various stages in their careers to address what is new in the field in terms of historical and textual discovery Explores issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, social economies, religion, and capitalism In addition to highlighting changes, it draws attention to the strong continuities of scholarship in this field over the course of the history of feminist criticism of Shakespeare The previous edition was a recipient of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award; this second edition maintains its coverage and range, and bringsthe scholarship right up to the present day

The Merchant of Venice and Other Stories from Shakespeare s Plays

The Merchant of Venice and Other Stories from Shakespeare s Plays
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780195854312
ISBN 13: 0195854314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice and Other Stories from Shakespeare s Plays Book Review:

Harold Bloom on "The Merchant of Venice": "Shylock's prose is Shakespeare's best before Falstaff's...His utterances manifest a spirit so potent, malign, and negative as to be unforgettable."

Lectures on Shakespeare

Lectures on Shakespeare
Author: W. H. Auden
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0691197164
ISBN 13: 9780691197166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on Shakespeare Book Review:

From one of the great modern writers, the acclaimed lectures in which he draws on a lifetime of experience to take the measure of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets "W. H. Auden, poet and critic, will conduct a course on Shakespeare at the New School for Social Research beginning Wednesday. Mr. Auden . . . proposes to read all Shakespeare's plays in chronological order." So the New York Times reported on September 27, 1946, giving notice of a rare opportunity to hear one of the century's great poets discuss at length one of the greatest writers of all time. Reconstructed by Arthur Kirsch, these lectures offer remarkable insights into Shakespeare's plays and sonnets while also adding immeasurably to our understanding of Auden.

Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice
Author: Lena D'Souza
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9788170237990
ISBN 13: 8170237998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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All for Love Refuting the Homoerotic in Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice

All for Love  Refuting the Homoerotic in Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice
Author: Vimal Kumar
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2014-07-16
ISBN 10: 3656698511
ISBN 13: 9783656698517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All for Love Refuting the Homoerotic in Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice Book Review:

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: B, , course: Eng 382, language: English, abstract: LOVE is the essence of human existence. However what happens when a person is torn between two lovers. Do we love them both or do we sacrifice one. The Merchant of Venice truly is a play about love. Love between two men and love between a man and a women. Love between Anotonio and Bassanio and love between Bassanio and Portia. However, when talking about love between the two male characters of this play, this paper has adopted the position that their love is not homoerotic in nature. This two types of love discussed in this paper is defined from two variants of the word love in the greek lanaguage "Love agape and love eros. This paper also seeks to establish the desires each type of love expresses to Bassanio and sees how they are in competition with each other to win the object of their affection.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
Author: NA NA
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2002-05-17
ISBN 10: 9781349634941
ISBN 13: 1349634948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

This edition of Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to facilitate many different approaches to Shakespeare s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include maps, woodcuts, sermons, statutes, early modern documents reflecting Christian attitudes toward Jews and Jewish reactions to these attitudes, excerpts from the bible on money lending as well as contemporary discourses on usury and commerce, excerpts from the first account of Jewish life written in the vernacular by a Jew for a Christian audience, anti-Catholic tracts, travel accounts, diplomatic reports, scenes from a morality play about the corrupting effects of money, royal proclamations concerning the treatment of aliens, conduct literature, and contemporary treatises on the role of women.

Sammlung

Sammlung
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1754
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0141000589
ISBN 13: 9780141000589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sammlung Book Review:

This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
Author: Thomas Wheeler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN 10: 131748522X
ISBN 13: 9781317485223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant of Venice Book Review:

Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard’s most disturbing plays. These historical critical pieces give witness to the changing attitudes to the play and the characters and provide readers with a wide range of material relating both to performances and to textual readings.