Shakespeare and the Jews

Shakespeare and the Jews

by James Shapiro

Paperback(twentieth anniversary edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231178679
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Edition description: twentieth anniversary edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 788,968
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Shapiro is the Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University and a governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is the author of several books, including The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (2015) and 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition
A Note on Texts
1. False Jews and Counterfeit Christians
2. Myths, Histories, Consequences
3. The Jewish Crime
4. "The Pound of Flesh"
5. The Hebrew Will Turn Christian
6. Race, Nation, or Alien?
7. Shakespeare and the Jew Bill of 1753
Select Bibliography

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Shakespeare and the Jews 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
riverwillow on LibraryThing 2 days ago
A good in-depth study of showing how Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice reflected contemporary anxieties that surrounded the Jews - despite there being very few Jews resident in sixteenth century England. Many of the English anxieties centred around race and religion and were fuelled by reports of Jewish behaviour from the rest of Europe. Sadly some of these anxieties still resonate today.
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