The Merchant of Venice

January 23, 2003|
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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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 Venice
Product dimensions:316 pages, 8.98 X 6.02 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:316 pages, 8.98 X 6.02 X 0.79 in
Published:January 23, 2003
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521774291

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