The Merchant of Venice by William ShakespeareThe Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorCharles Edelman

Paperback | February 10, 2003

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The Merchant of Venice has had a rich and varied stage history. It has aroused controversy for over four hundred years. The introduction to this edition challenges many of the preconceptions associated with the play, showing how historical events and cultural attitudes have influenced actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary describes how actors, directors and designers have approached the play from the first performances in the 1590s to the present.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Title:The Merchant of VeniceFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 10, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521774292

ISBN - 13:9780521774291

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; Editor's note; List of abbreviations; List of productions; Introduction; List of characters; The Merchant of Venice and commentary; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Bibliography; Index.

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