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The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts (The Bedford Shakespeare Series)

The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts (The Bedford Shakespeare Series)
Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN 13: 9780312256241
ISBN 10: 312256248
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 2002-03-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 377
List Price: N/A

Warren Mitchell plays Shylock the wily Jew with Martin Jarvis as Antonio and Samuel West as Bassanio in Shakespeare's dramatic and complex comedy.

BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.


A collection of new perspectives on Shakespeare's most controversial play, for students. Essays open up the play's historical, cultural, and political significance, and demonstrate some of the ways in which contemporary criticism is both based on critical theory and is also about the practice of criticism. Specific subjects include Shakespeare and the Jews, colonization and miscegenation in the play, how to read the play without being heterosexist, and Venetian patriarchy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.