The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in Production Series) / Edition 1

by William Shakespeare, J. S. Bratton, Charles Edelman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521774292

ISBN-13: 9780521774291

Pub. Date: 03/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

For over four hundred years, in every country where Shakespeare's plays have been performed, The Merchant of Venice has aroused controversy and excitement. This edition is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the Merchant in performance. Charles Edelman's introduction challenges many of the myths and preconceptions associated with the play, and

Overview

For over four hundred years, in every country where Shakespeare's plays have been performed, The Merchant of Venice has aroused controversy and excitement. This edition is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the Merchant in performance. Charles Edelman's introduction challenges many of the myths and preconceptions associated with the play, and shows how historical events and cultural attitudes have shaped actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary, printed alongside the text, describes how different actors, directors and designers have approached each character and episode on stage, film and television, from the first performances in the 1590s to the present day. The extraordinary variety of The Merchant of Venice in production will give every reader new and different insights into one of Shakespeare's most powerful but troubling plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521774291
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Series:
Shakespeare in Production Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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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.

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