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Shakespeare and the Jews

Shakespeare and the Jews
Author: James Shapiro
ISBN 13: 9780231103459
ISBN 10: 23110345
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1997-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $30.00

Going against the grain of the dominant scholarship on the period, which generally ignores the impact of Jewish questions in early modern England, Shapiro presents how Elizabethans imagined Jews to be utterly different from themselves—in religion, race, nationality, and even sexuality.

New York Times Book Review

What Shapiro shows convincingly is how deeply Shakespeare's play dug into the fantasies, anxieties and pleasures of its audience.