The Merchant of Venice has had a rich and varied stage history. It has aroused controversy for over four hundred years. The introduction to this edition challenges many of the preconceptions associated with the play, showing how historical events and cultural attitudes have influenced actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary describes how actors, directors and designers have approached the play from the first performances in the 1590s to the present.Read more
- A new and comprehensive history of the play in performance
- Sweeps aside misconceptions about how the play was performed in the past
- Commentary on how actors, directors and designers have approached the play on stage, film and television, from the first performances in the 1590s to the present day
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'This latest addition to the Shakespeare in Production series … is highly recommended for all libraries with drama, literature and performance collections.' Reference ReviewsSee more reviews
'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London
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- Date Published: February 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521774291
- length: 316 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.506kg
- contains: 11 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Series editors' preface
List of abbreviations
List of productions
List of characters
The Merchant of Venice and commentary
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