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The Merchant of Venice

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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774291

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  • 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.

    • 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 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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    Product details

    • 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
    Acknowledgements
    Editor's note
    List of abbreviations
    List of productions
    Introduction
    List of characters
    The Merchant of Venice and commentary
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    Charles Edelman, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
    Charles Edelman was awarded the Sohmer-Hall prize by the Globe Theatre for his book, Shakespeare's Military Language: A Dictionary.

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