The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

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For this updated edition of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, Tom Lockwood has added a new introductory section on the latest scholarly trends, performance and adaptation practices which have occurred over the last two decades. Investigating the latest critical frames through which the play has been interpreted, the updated introduction also focuses on recent international performances on stage and screen (including Al Pacino's performances on film and in Daniel Sullivan's production in New York, the Habima National Theatre's production for the Globe to Globe Festival, Jonathan Munby's touring production for the Globe performed in London, New York and Venice, and Rupert Goold's production for the Royal Shakespeare Company). Finally, new forms of adaptation are considered: a performance transposed to the different generic mode of a New York auction room, and the remaking of the play in Howard Jacobson's 2016 novel, Shylock Is my Name.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 12mm | 370g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated edition
  • 1316506649
  • 9781316506646
  • 161,541

Table of contents

Introduction; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary note; Textual analysis; Appendix: Shakespeare's use of the Bible in The Merchant of Venice; Revised reading list.
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Review Text

For this updated edition of one of Shakespeare's most problematic plays, Tom Lockwood has added a...
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About William Shakespeare

M. M. Mahood was Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent. Tom Lockwood is Reader in English Literature at the University of Birmingham.
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