The Merchant Of Venice: Ignatius Critical Editions

September 1, 2009|
The Merchant Of Venice: Ignatius Critical Editions by William Shakespeare
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The Merchant of Venice is probably the most controversial of all Shakespeare''s plays. It is also one of the least understood. Is it a comedy or a tragedy? What is the meaning behind the test of the caskets? Who is the real villain of the trial scene? Is Shylock simply vicious and venomous, or is he more sinned against than sinning? Can the play be described as anti-semitic? What exactly is the quality of mercy? Is Portia one of the great Christian heroines of western literature? And what of the comedy of the rings with which Shakespeare ends the play? These questions and many others are answered in this critical edition of one of the Bard''s liveliest plays.
Popularly known as the ''Bard of Avon'', English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was baptised on 26 April 1564. Not much is known about his date of birth or his formal education. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he moved to London at age 21, where he wrote and acted in plays like Hamlet and As You Like It for...
Title:The Merchant Of Venice: Ignatius Critical Editions
Product dimensions:250 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:250 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 1, 2009
Publisher:Ignatius Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781586173203

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