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The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Reader

Abstract : Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice has often been labelled a 'problem play', and throughout the ages it has been an object of both fascination and repulsion. Without neglecting the socio-political and religious issues that are at the heart of the play, this collection of critical essays invites readers to rediscover the variety of approaches that this multifaceted work calls for, exploring its gender aspects, its rich mythological background, its legal matters and the ways in which it has been adapted to the screen. Essays consider the play in relation to its sources, genre and religion, historical and socio-political context and its critical reception and performance history.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 10:50:08 AM
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Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, Sarah Hatchuel. The Merchant of Venice: A Critical Reader. The Arden Shakespeare, 320 p., 2020, Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, 9781350082298. ⟨halshs-03045816⟩



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