bokomslag The Merchant of Venice
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  • 128 sidor
  • 2000
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.
  • Författare: William Shakespeare, Prof Cedric Watts
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781840224313
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 128
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2000-09-01
  • Förlag: Wordsworth Editions Ltd