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Shakespeare and Venice
     

Shakespeare and Venice

by Graham Holderness
 

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Shakespeare and Venice is the first book-length study to describe and chronicle the mythological and fabulous status of Venice that was employed by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice and Othello to explore themes of metamorphosis. Graham Holderness provides a full account of Venetian myth, historical accounts of the city's relationship with both Judaism and Islam,

Overview

Shakespeare and Venice is the first book-length study to describe and chronicle the mythological and fabulous status of Venice that was employed by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice and Othello to explore themes of metamorphosis. Graham Holderness provides a full account of Venetian myth, historical accounts of the city's relationship with both Judaism and Islam, and detailed readings of Shakespeare's Venetian plays against the city's mythical and historical dimensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409476290
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Series:
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Graham Holderness is Professor of English at the University of Hertfordshire, and author or editor of numerous studies in early modern and modern literature, drama and theology.

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