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The Merchant of Venice

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Part of Shakespeare in Production

  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521774291

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  • For over four hundred years, in every country where Shakespeare's plays have been performed, The Merchant of Venice has aroused controversy and excitement. This edition is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the Merchant in performance. Charles Edelman's introduction challenges many of the myths and preconceptions associated with the play, and shows how historical events and cultural attitudes have shaped actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary, printed alongside the text, describes how different actors, directors and designers have approached each character and episode on stage, film and television, from the first performances in the 1590s to the present day. The extraordinary variety of The Merchant of Venice in production will give every reader new and different insights into one of Shakespeare's most powerful but troubling plays.

    • A new and comprehensive history of the play in performance
    • Sweeps aside misconceptions about how the play was performed in the past
    • Commentary on how actors, directors and designers have approached the play on stage, film and television, from the first performances in the 1590s to the present day
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This latest addition to the Shakespeare in Production series … is highly recommended for all libraries with drama, literature and performance collections.' Reference Reviews

    'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in London

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521774291
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.506kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Series editors' preface
    Acknowledgements
    Editor's note
    List of abbreviations
    List of productions
    Introduction
    List of characters
    The Merchant of Venice and commentary
    Appendix 1
    Appendix 2
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    William Shakespeare

    Editor

    Charles Edelman, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
    Charles Edelman was awarded the Sohmer-Hall prize by the Globe Theatre for his book, Shakespeare's Military Language: A Dictionary.

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