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The Merchant Of Venice

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9781476788487
Genre : Drama
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In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all. Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero. Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that “droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.” The authoritative edition of The Merchant of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Alexander Leggatt The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

Julius Caesar

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9780743484930
Genre : Drama
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Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked.

Merchant Of Venice

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 051710122X
Genre : Drama
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New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.

Der Tod Und Das M Dchen

Author : Ulli Stephan
ISBN : OCLC:180050159
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Der Lauf Der Welt

Author : William Congreve
ISBN : 3458145036
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L Gen Ber Meinen Vater

Author : John Burnside
ISBN : 9783641077204
Genre : Fiction
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Eine Geschichte von alttestamentarischer Wucht – John Burnsides großer Text über seinen Hass auf den Vater Am Ende wünscht John Burnside seinem Vater nur noch den Tod. Er hat für den Mann, der über Jahre die Familie terrorisiert, der lügt und säuft, einzig Hass übrig. Doch er verbirgt seine Gefühle und schweigt. Bis die Begegnung mit einem Fremden ihn zwingt, sich seinen Erinnerungen zu stellen und diese Geschichte von alttestamentarischer Wucht zu erzählen. Der Vater war ein Nichts. Als Säugling auf einer Türschwelle abgelegt. Zeitlebens erfindet er sich in unzähligen Lügen eine Herkunft, will Anerkennung und Bedeutung. Er ist brutal, ein Großmaul, ein schwerer Trinker, ein Tyrann. Seine Verachtung zerstört alles, die Mutter, die Familie, John. Dieser hat als junger Mann massivste Suchtprobleme, landet in der Psychiatrie und erkennt in den eigenen Exzessen den Vater. Erst die Entdeckung der Welt der Literatur eröffnet ihm eine Perspektive. Nur einem Autor vom Kaliber John Burnsides kann es gelingen, eine solche, auch noch autobiographische Geschichte in Literatur zu überführen. So ist dieses Buch ein radikal wahrer Blick in die menschlichen Abgründe und zugleich eine Feier der Sprache.

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook On William Shakespeare S The Merchant Of Venice

Author : S. P. Cerasano
ISBN : 0415240522
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With Shylock's pound of flesh and Portia's golden ring,The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most controversial, disturbing and unforgettable plays. Combining accessible commentary with a range of reprinted materials, S. P. Cerasano: *explores the contexts of the play, including early modern images of Venice, the commercialism of the play, Shakespeare's theatre and London, and images of Jewishness *samples modern criticism of Shakespeare's Merchant, grouped into sections on The Economic Framework, Choosing and Risking, and Shylock and Other Strangers *offers an invaluable discussion of the play in performance, considering crucial staging issues and changing interpretations of the roles of Portia and Shylock *closely examines key passages of the work, providing both commentary and extensively annotated sections of play text *prepares readers for additional study of the play with a useful guide to further reading. Assuming no prior knowledge of the play, this sourcebook is the essential guide to one of the most haunting works of English drama.

The Tragedy Of Othello The Moor Of Venice

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0671722816
Genre : Drama
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The full text of Shakespeare's 'Othello'.

Shakespeare On The American Stage From Booth And Barrett To Sothern And Marlowe

Author : Charles Harlen Shattuck
ISBN : 0918016770
Genre : Performing Arts
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This set of essays, which surveys major developments in the winding down of nineteenth-century methods of Shakespeare staging, spans the decades from the 1880s to about 1920. The Epilogue describes the American celebration of the Tercentenary of Shakespeare's death.

Shylock On The Stage

Author : Toby Lelyveld
ISBN : 9781317638742
Genre : Drama
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Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent performers.

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