The Merchant of Venice: Large Print


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781727292619
Category:
Page: 134
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The Merchant of Venice: Large Printby William ShakespeareThe Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for the character of Shylock.The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and more famous villain. Though Shylock is a tormented character, he is also a tormentor, so whether he is to be viewed with disdain or sympathy is up to the audience (as influenced by the interpretation of the play's director and lead actors). As a result, The Merchant of Venice is often classified as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.

    • Performing Arts

The Merchant of Venice


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781492790433
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 120
View: 8030
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The Merchant of Venice


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Echo Library
ISBN: 9781847027528
Category: Drama
Page: 176
View: 5233
This large print title is set in Tiresias 16pt font as recommended by the RNIB.

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

With Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Critical. For Use in Schools and Classes
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 207
View: 7585

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Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in the Merchant of Venice (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Janet Adelman
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459605616
Category: Drama
Page: 492
View: 9250
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 Shakespeares 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 - 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 Shylocks 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.

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The Merchant of Venice

With Contemporary Criticism
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586173200
Category: Drama
Page: 252
View: 6800
"The Merchant of Venice is categorized among Shakespeare's comedies, primarily because of the romantic subplot that ends - as most of the Bard's comedies do - in serial weddings. But it is far more than a typical romantic comedy. Shakespeare writes about the complicated theme of exterior versus interior. The value of gold and money against the value of friendship and loyalty. Shakespeare explores again, like so many of his other plays, the difference between vice and virtue, the noble and ignoble. In this book he compares the hero Antonio's acts of mercy with the villian Shylock's desire for justice, the spirit of the law versus the letter of the law. Shylock, the moneylender is portrayed as greedy and more concerned about his money than he is about his own daughter. Readers may have a hard time sympathizing with Antonio the Merchant and his friends, Bassanio, Gratiano, et al. They are racist, quick to judge, wasteful, and unconcerned about others. They are delighted to treat Shylock like a dog and to invent phony excuses for their own nasty behavior. But Shylock is no innocent victim. Indeed, he brings about his own ruin. But in a play whose key passage is Portia's courtroom discourse on the quality of mercy, mercy and justice are hard to find in any character. Shakespeare's language is as powerful as ever in this play, but the unlikeable Shylock and the venom doled out to him by his sordid persecutors makes this a challenging work."

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Four Comedies

The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twel fth Night
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307420590
Category: Drama
Page: 736
View: 8838
The Taming of the Shrew Robust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee. A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn the mismatched rivalries of four young lovers into a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between dreams and the waking world. The Merchant of Venice This dark comedy of love and money contains one of the truly mythic figures in literature–Shylock, the Jewish moneylender. The “pound of flesh” he demands as payment of Antonio’s debt has become a universal metaphor for vengeance. Here, pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglements, to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best. Twelfth Night Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy juxtaposes a romantic plot involving separated twins and mistaken identity with a more satiric one about the humiliation of a pompous killjoy. The hilarity is touched with melancholy, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s plaintive song. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography From the Paperback edition.

    • Literary Criticism

Through Shakespeare's Eyes

Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays
Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681495937
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 225
View: 2745
Fulfilling the promise he made in his previous book, The Quest for Shakespeare, bestselling literary writer Joseph Pearce analyzes in this volume three of Shakespeare's immortal plays — The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet and King Lear — in order to uncover the Bard's Catholic beliefs. In The Quest for Shakespeare, which has been made into an EWTN television series, Pearce delved into the known biographical evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism. Here the popular and provocative author digs into the plays, which were written and first performed during the English crown's persecution of Catholics. English history and literature were taught for generations through the prism of English Protestantism. Of late both of these fields have been dominated in universities and academic presses by modern scholars with filters and interpretations of their own. Though the evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism has been studied before now, thanks, in part, to the unique contribution of Joseph Pearce, the Bard's genius is being analyzed in the open air of the public arena, the very place where Shakespeare intended his dramas to entertain and edify.

    • Fiction

The Merchant of Venice Beach


Author: Celia Bonaduce
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1601831226
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 4760
The Rollicking Bun--Home of the Epic Scone--is the center of Suzanna Wolf's life. Part tea shop, part bookstore, part home, it's everything she's ever wanted right on the Venice Beach boardwalk, including partnership with her two best friends from high school, Eric and Fernando. But with thirty-three just around the corner, suddenly Suzanna wants something more--something strictly her own. Salsa lessons, especially with a gorgeous instructor, seem like a good start--a harmless secret, and just maybe the start of a fling. But before she knows it, Suzanna is learning steps she never imagined--and dancing her way into confusion. 68,000 Words

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Shylock Is My Name


Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: 0804141339
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9745
Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re-imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters: Shylock Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of “The Merchant of Venice,” Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch. With characteristic irony, Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and passion, concerned still with questions of identity, parenthood, anti-Semitism and revenge. While Strulovich struggles to reconcile himself to his daughter Beatrice's “betrayal” of her family and heritage – as she is carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society, and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field – Shylock alternates grief for his beloved wife with rage against his own daughter's rejection of her Jewish upbringing. Culminating in a shocking twist on Shylock’s demand for the infamous pound of flesh, Jacobson’s insightful retelling examines contemporary, acutely relevant questions of Jewish identity while maintaining a poignant sympathy for its characters and a genuine spiritual kinship with its antecedent—a drama which Jacobson himself considers to be “the most troubling of Shakespeare’s plays for anyone, but, for an English novelist who happens to be Jewish, also the most challenging.”

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The Merchant of Venice

Third Series
Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1903436818
Category: Drama
Page: 460
View: 9185
A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.

    • Literary Criticism

The Merchant of Venice

A Guide to the Play
Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309441
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 273
View: 5042
Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

Shylock Is Shakespeare (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Kenneth Gross
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459606213
Category:
Page: 296
View: 6228
Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and idiosyncratic characters. With his unsettling eloquence and his varying voices of protest, play, rage, and refusal, Shylock remains a source of perennial fascination. What explains the strange and enduring force of this character, so unlike that of any other in Shakespeare's plays? Kenneth Gross posits that the figure of Shylock is so powerful because he is the voice of Shakespeare himself. Marvelously speculative and articulate, Gross's book argues that Shylock is a breakthrough for Shakespeare the playwright, an early realization of the Bard's power to create dramatic voices that speak for hidden, unconscious, even inhuman impulses - characters larger than the plays that contain them and ready to escape the author's control. Shylock is also a mask for Shakespeare's own need, rage, vulnerability, and generosity, giving form to Shakespeare's ambition as an author and his uncertain bond with the audience. Gross's vision of Shylock as Shakespeare's covert double leads to a probing analysis of the character's peculiar isolation, ambivalence, opacity, and dark humor. Addressing the broader resonance of Shylock, both historical and artistic, Gross examines the character's hold on later readers and writers, including Heinrich Heine and Philip Roth, suggesting that Shylock mirrors the ambiguous states of Jewishness in modernity. A bravura critical performance, Shylock Is Shakespeare will fascinate readers with its range of reference, its union of rigor and play, and its conjectural - even fictive - means of coming to terms with the question of Shylock, ultimately taking readers to the very heart of Shakespeare's humanizing genius.

Study Guide for Merchant of Venice

Ignatius Critical Editions
Author: Patience DeMasi,Joseph Pearce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781586173197
Category:
Page: 32
View: 9832

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Othello


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Desdemona (Fictitious character)
Page: 253
View: 2350

    • Drama

A Midsummer Night?s Dream


Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010653X
Category: Drama
Page: 173
View: 2294
Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

The New Hudson Shakespeare

Julius Caesar
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533012630
Category:
Page: 312
View: 1405
The text of this edition of Julius Caesar is based upon a collation of the seventeenth century Folios, the Globe edition, and that of Delius. As compared with the text of the earlier editions of Hudson's Shakespeare, it is conservative. Exclusive of changes in spelling, punctuation, and stage directions, very few emendations by eighteenth century and nineteenth century editors have been adopted; and these, with every variation from the First Folio, are indicated in the textual notes.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]"

The Merchant of Venice

In Large Type, Slightly Abridged for Reading Aloud ; with a Musical Appendix Arranged by Cotsford Dick
Author: William Shakespeare,George Frederick Chambers,Cotsford Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 72
View: 4219

    • History

Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554844787
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 9506
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

William Shakespeare - Othello

"The Robbed That Smiles Steals Something from the Thief"
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781785435812
Category:
Page: 166
View: 5017
The life of William Shakespeare, arguably the most significant figure in the Western literary canon, is relatively unknown. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1565, possibly on the 23rd April, St. George's Day, and baptised there on 26th April. Little is known of his education and the first firm facts to his life relate to his marriage, aged 18, to Anne Hathaway, who was 26 and from the nearby village of Shottery. Anne gave birth to their first son six months later. Shakespeare's first play, The Comedy of Errors began a procession of real heavyweights that were to emanate from his pen in a career of just over twenty years in which 37 plays were written and his reputation forever established. This early skill was recognised by many and by 1594 the Lord Chamberlain's Men were performing his works. With the advantage of Shakespeare's progressive writing they rapidly became London's leading company of players, affording him more exposure and, following the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, a royal patent by the new king, James I, at which point they changed their name to the King's Men. By 1598, and despite efforts to pirate his work, Shakespeare's name was well known and had become a selling point in its own right on title pages. No plays are attributed to Shakespeare after 1613, and the last few plays he wrote before this time were in collaboration with other writers, one of whom is likely to be John Fletcher who succeeded him as the house playwright for the King's Men. William Shakespeare died two months later on April 23rd, 1616, survived by his wife, two daughters and a legacy of writing that none have since yet eclipsed.