The Merchant of Venice: New Critical Essays
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.
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THE FORTUNES OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE FROM 1596 TO 2001
SHAKESPEARES MERCHANT AND MARLOWES OTHER PLAY
THE QUESTION OF PHILOSEMITISM IN ELIZABETHAN DRAMA
TEXTUAL DEVIANCY IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
PORTIA AND THE OVIDIAN GROTESQUE
DOES SOURCE CRITICISM ILLUMINATE THE PROBLEMS OF INTERPRETING THE MERCHANT AS A SOURED COMEDY?
A STUDY IN SALVATION
PORTIAS WIFELY EMPOWERMENT IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
WHOSE MISLIKE? PORTIAS? SHAKESPEARES? OR THAT OF HIS AGE?
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE AND THE POLITICS OF COMMERCE
NAMES IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
PERFORMING SHYLOCK AND OTHER CHARACTERS IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
MAKING THE MERCHANT OF VENICE PALATABLE FOR US AUDIENCES
SHYLOCK IN PERFORMANCE
A READING OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
EMBLEM ANALOGUE AND DEIFICATION IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Notes on the Contributors
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