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.
Shakespeare and Veniceby Graham Holderness
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.
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