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    DescriptionThe Merchant of Venice is perhaps most associated not with its titular hero, Antonio, but with the complex figure of the money lender, Shylock. The play was described as a comedy in the First Folio but its modern audiences find it more problematic to categorise. The vilification of Shylock 'the Jew' can be very uncomfortable for a post-holocaust audience and debates continue as to whether Shakespeare's portrayal of this complex man is sympathetic or anti-semitic. John Drakakis' comprehensive introduction traces the stage history of the figure of the Jew and looks boldly at twenty-first century issues surrounding it. He also explores other themes of the play such as father/daughter relations, the power of money and the forceful character of Portia, to offer readers an energetic, original and revelatory reading of this challenging play.

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    "The Merchant of Venice"
    Third Series
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor John Drakakis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9781903436813
    ISBN 10: 1903436818

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC classification: PR
    DC21: 822.33
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    LC subject heading: ,
    Abridged Dewey: 822
    BISAC V2.8: LIT015000, DRA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    20 in Introduction
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Drakakis is Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland.