Shylock On The Stage

Author: Toby Lelyveld
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317638743
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Shylock On The Stage from the Author: Toby Lelyveld. Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent performers.

Wrestling With Shylock

Author: Edna Nahshon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107010276
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Wrestling With Shylock from the Author: Edna Nahshon. Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice occupies a unique place in world culture. As the fictional, albeit iconic, character of Shylock has been interpreted as exotic outsider, social pariah, melodramatic villain and tragic victim, the play, which has been performed and read in dozens of languages, has served as a lens for examining ideas and images of the Jew at various historical moments. In the last two hundred years, many of the play's stage interpreters, spectators, readers and adapters have themselves been Jews, whose responses are often embedded in literary, theatrical and musical works. This volume examines the ever-expanding body of Jewish responses to Shakespeare's most Jewishly relevant play.

The Merchant Of Venice

Author: Lovelina Singh
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120353099
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The Merchant Of Venice from the Author: Lovelina Singh. William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is often considered to be one of his most controversial plays. This student’s Edition tries to explicate the core elements of the play with clear and well-defined annotations as well as exhaustive Critical Appreciations on interesting topics such as Shakespeare’s treatment of Fools and Comedy; the Role of Portia’s Ring; and the Art of Rhetoric in the plot development of the play. The Play The Merchant of Venice is a story of love, romance, revenge and religious fanaticism set in the backdrop of 16th Century Venice. Not only is the play an intricate meld of various plots involving a gallery of the most fascinating characters in literature, but it is also imbued with a rich and potent poetic expression. It encompasses a wide range of themes and makes a very powerful comment on the human condition. The dramatic force of the play continues to resonate with audiences across the world and makes it a favourite pick for performances even in the contemporary context. The book comes along with • A comprehensive introduction to the entire play • Simple yet descriptive explanatory notes • Original text • Illustrative summary to the entire play (Act-wise) • Critical essays giving a post-modern outlook to the play

The Merchant Of Venice

Author: William Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847141870
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The Merchant Of Venice from the Author: William Baker. The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which charts the reactions to the play up to the beginning of the twenty first century and reflects changing reactions to prejudice in this period. Material by a variety of critics appears here for the first time since initial publication. Reactions are included from: Malone, Hazlitt, Jameson, Heine, Knight, Lewes, Halliwell-Phillips, Furnivall, Irving, Ruskin, Swinburne, Masefield, Gollancz and Quiller-Couch.

Shylock In Germany

Author: Andrew G. Bonnell
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857716808
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Shylock In Germany from the Author: Andrew G. Bonnell. How did the catastrophic development of antisemitism in Germany interact with the portrayal of Shylock on the German stage? Here Andrew Bonnell gives us the first cultural history of this tragic character from Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' as performed on the German stage from the late eighteenth to the end of World War II. _x000D_ In addition to analysing the performances of the most famous German actors in the role from 1777 to 1944, ‘Shylock in Germany’ looks at the rising and falling popularity of The Merchant of Venice across Germany in this period, and the extent to which the role's history reflects changes in the situation of Jews in Germany and Austria. _x000D_ It follows the evolution of Shylock in nineteenth century and Imperial Germany, from the formative years of the modern German theatre as a cultural (and civic) institution; through the Weimar Republic, an epoch remembered for innovation and experiment, but also a period marked by an estrangement between an aggressively modernist metropolitan culture and a provincial cultural life which clung more to continuity; and, finally, considers the impact of the Nazi period with its murderous state-ordained antisemitism. Shylock's career in Germany after 1933 was neither as conspicuous nor as unambiguous as one might expect._x000D_ Using archival research and drawing on much primary source material, Bonnell does not confine the book to theatre history only - but instead uses the changing portrayal of Shylock to analyse German cultural attitudes towards Jews over time._x000D_

Merchants Barons Sellers And Suits

Author: Christa Mahalik
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443824623
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Merchants Barons Sellers And Suits from the Author: Christa Mahalik. Merchants, Barons, Sellers and Suits: The Changing Images of the Businessman through Literature originally began as a conversation about a hybrid course at Quinnipiac University. Its purpose was to take an online English course for non-traditional business majors and create a theme that would be relevant to the business world. Being given the task to create this course from the ground up was exciting and intriguing. There turned out to be a lot more material that could be used for this theme than previously thought. To gauge the temperature of the topic, a panel was set up with the theme of businessmen (or women) and their changing image through literature. At the 2009 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) conference in Boston, the panel was held and many ideas, such as some of the ones presented in this book, were discussed. A secondary theme evolved out of the construction of the first. Participants discussed the environment as a catalyst in the change of “what a person actually thinks a businessman (or woman) looks like.” Many of these images were formed based upon pop culture, such as the traveling salesman in the Looney Tunes cartoons who sells brushes door to door and hails from Walla Walla, Washington. Others were based on the images read about in books, such as Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman. The essays included in this volume, presented by doctoral candidates and scholars from across a range of geographical regions and disciplines, result in a collection that investigates the idea of the changing image of the businessman throughout literature both in America and in Europe. The arrangement of the collection is a comparative timeline allowing the changing images of business to evolve with each essay.

Edwin Booth

Author: Arthur W. Bloom
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476601461
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Edwin Booth from the Author: Arthur W. Bloom. "Edwin Booth began his career in 1849 as teenager. This biography traces his life and career as a tragic actor, including his childhood; his early acting tours; his rise to fame; his two marriages; his relationship with his brother John Wilkes Booth. Includes extensive appendix detailing every known Edwin Booth performance, with reviews and other materials"--

Shakespeare On The American Yiddish Stage

Author: Joel Berkowitz
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587294087
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Shakespeare On The American Yiddish Stage from the Author: Joel Berkowitz. The professional Yiddish theatre started in 1876 in Eastern Europe; with the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, masses of Eastern European Jews began moving westward, and New York—Manhattan’s Bowery and Second Avenue—soon became the world’s center of Yiddish theatre. At first the Yiddish repertoire revolved around comedies, operettas, and melodramas, but by the early 1890s America's Yiddish actors were wild about Shakespeare. In Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, Joel Berkowitz knowledgeably and intelligently constructs the history of this unique theatrical culture. The Jewish King Lear of 1892 was a sensation. The year 1893 saw the beginning of a bevy of Yiddish versions of Hamlet; that year also saw the first Yiddish production of Othello. Romeo and Juliet inspired a wide variety of treatments. The Merchant of Venice was the first Shakespeare play published in Yiddish, and Jacob Adler received rave reviews as Shylock on Broadway in both 1903 and 1905. Berkowitz focuses on these five plays in his five chapters. His introduction provides an orientation to the Yiddish theatre district in New York as well as the larger picture of Shakespearean production and the American theatre scene, and his conclusion summarizes the significance of Shakespeare’s plays in Yiddish culture.

Jewish Theatre

Author: Edna Nahshon
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004173358
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Jewish Theatre from the Author: Edna Nahshon. While a frequently used term, Jewish Theatre has become a contested concept that defies precise definition. Is it theatre by Jews? For Jews? About Jews? Though there are no easy answers for these questions, "Jewish Theatre: A Global View," contributes greatly to the conversation by offering an impressive collection of original essays written by an international cadre of noted scholars from Europe, the United States, and Israel. The essays discuss historical and current texts and performance practices, covering a wide gamut of genres and traditions.