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    The Merchant of Venice

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    Features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. Here, the text may well seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre
    ISBN: 9781840224313
    AuthorShakespeare, William
    PublisherNameWordsworth Editions Ltd
    Pub Date05/10/2000
    BindingPaperback
    Pages128
    Availability: In Stock

    Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex.


    The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.


    The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial.


    The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature.
    Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate
    the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama.

    Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes


    the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.
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    Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex.


    The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal.


    The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial.


    The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature.
    Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate
    the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama.

    Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes


    the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.