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The Merchant of Venice

SKU: 9781840224313 Supplier: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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Desciption

Author : William Shakespeare
Format : Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions : 129 x 198 x 7mm | 86g
Publication Date: 05 Oct 2000

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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