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The genesis of Shakespeare"s Merchant of Venice

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston, N.Y., USA .
Written in English



  • Venice (Italy)


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.,
  • Shylock (Fictitious character),
  • Jews in literature.,
  • Venice (Italy) -- In literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementChristopher Spencer.
SeriesStudies in British literature ;, v. 3
LC ClassificationsPR2825 .S68 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 187 p. ;
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2035868M
ISBN 10088946930X
LC Control Number88012005

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The Genesis of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice [Spencer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Traces the development of the flesh-bond story, offers a thorough treatment of the characters' names. : The Genesis of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (Studies in British Literature) (): Spencer, Christopher: BooksCited by: 2. "a very useful book" - Arthur Kirsch, Studies in English Literature "In this thorough study of the components that became Shakespeare's play, Spencer discusses sources, plot elements, character types and the attitudes toward them, stage history, and criticism offer[s] a performance-oriented corrective to one-sided presentations of [Shylock].Pages:   The Genesis of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" by Christopher Spencer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).

  Buy The Genesis of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" by Christopher Spencer from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Christopher Spencer. Historie of the Merchant of Venice. With the extreame crueltie of Shylocke the Jewe towards the sayd Merchant, in cutting a just pound of his flesh; and the obtaining of Portia by the choice of 3 chests. As it hath been divers times acted by the Lord Chamberlaine his servants. Written by William Shakespeare. Essay from the year in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2+, Harvard University (Department of English), course: Shakespeare and Modern Culture, language: English, abstract: In Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, the Jewish character of Shylock refers to the biblical story of Jacob tricking his uncle Laban () by tampering with the procreative process of . The third possessor; ay, he was the third—(The Merchant of Venice, ) Reference in Genesis to the Hebrew patriarch Jacob, to his father-in-law Laban, and to Abraham, who was known as Abram (meaning "high father" or "lofty father) before God changed his name to Abraham (meaning "father of a multitude").

The Merchant of Venice —The Word Made Flesh. To me, The Merchant of Venice is his most sublime masterpiece. Consider the radical notion that all 37 plays are facets of the same “underthought”—The Tempest, aka “ The Wind From Heaven,” aka “The Sound Current.” The way he portrays this in The Merchant of Venice dazzles.   The Merchant of Venice, Shylock: Victim or Villain Essay Words | 5 Pages. In The Merchant of Venice, the part of Shylock, a money lending Jew, is one which carries many emotions, pain, joy, cruelty and loss. His character's contrary attributes mean that one moments sorrow for Shylock can turn to hate in the blink of an eye.5/5(1).   In this article, I argue that Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice is fundamentally a 16th-century dramatization of religious reading strategies in conflict—allegorism and literalism. In Act 1, Shylock attempts to justify his profession by reading Genesis allegorically. Antonio objects to Shylock’s unwarranted use of the : Matthew Scott Stenson.   The Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeare's best known plays and was written within - This was the Tudor period. The play is set in this time, in Venice, Italy. During the Tudor/Elizabethan period society and morals were very different from today with Christianity being the main religion in Venice and many other places.5/5(1).