The Jew of Seville

The Jew of Seville

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The Jew of Seville tells the story of Jacob Eliacin, a Jew, during the Spanish Inquisition. Eliacin masquerades as a Christian and becomes a prominent member of the court at Seville, but his background is revealed following his daughters seductionshow more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 198.1 x 15.2mm | 204.12g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252074076
  • 9780252074073

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"These are two remarkable plays, easily the best dramas by an American-born author (long)before O 'Neill." Werner Sollors, professor of comparative literature and African American literature at Harvard Universityshow more

About Victor Sejour

Victor Sejour (1817-74) was born in Louisiana but made his career as a playwright in France. Norman R. Shapiro, professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University, is a widely published translator of French theater, poetry, and prose.M. Lynn Weiss is an associate professor of American studies at the College of William and Mary. Their previous collaborations include Creole Echoes: The Francophone Literature of Nineteenth-Century more