The Early Modern Stage-Jew: Heritage, Inspiration, and Concepts - With the first edition of Nathaniel Wiburne's «Machiavellus»

March 21, 2017|
The Early Modern Stage-Jew: Heritage, Inspiration, and Concepts - With the first edition of Nathaniel Wiburne's «Machiavellus» by Saskia Zinsser-Krys
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This book investigates the contemporary conceptions of the Jewish figure on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage. Taking on what has been said about Shakespeare’s Shylock and Marlowe’s Barabas in the last centuries, the author analyses seven other, largely ignored plays to enhance the image we have today of the early modern stage-Jew. In tracing the image of Jewish figures in medieval literature and in early modern travel reports, the foundation of the Elizabethan idea of ‘Jewishness’ is laid out. Further, the author challenges some arguments which have become axiomatic over time, such as the notion of the red-haired, hook-nosed comical villain. The book also contains a first edition of the Latin university play «Machiavellus» by Nathaniel Wiburne, accomplished by Michael Becker and Saskia Zinsser-Krys.

Saskia Zinsser-Krys studied at the Universities of Munich, Kent, Marburg and Oxford. She was awarded a scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Her focus of research lies in early modern drama and literature, performing arts, and dramaturgy.
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Title:The Early Modern Stage-Jew: Heritage, Inspiration, and Concepts - With the first edition of Nathani...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:8.5 X 6 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:8.5 X 6 X 1.5 inPublished:March 21, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631715099

ISBN - 13:9783631715093

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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