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Merchant of Venice

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ISBN-10: 0321164199

ISBN-13: 9780321164193

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lawrence Danson, William Shakespeare

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From Longman's Cultural Editions Series, Lawrence Danson presents William Shakespeare'sThe Merchant of Venice in several illuminating contexts-cultural, historical, and critical. Featuring illustrations, a table of dates and performance reviews; the text provides historical sources as well as numerous documents that reveal the cultural context in whichThe Merchant of Venice was written.
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Book details

List price: $23.20
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of Illustrations
About Longman Cultural Editions
About this Editon
Note on Sources
Table of Dates
The Merchant of Venice
On The Rialto and in The Ghetto: Venice and The Jews of Venice
Venice headnote
From Crudities (1611)
From "To the Reader," prefaced to his translation of Gasparo Contarini, The Commonwealth and Government of Venice (1599)
From An Itinerary, "The Justice, Laws, and Judgments in the State of Venice" (1617) Jews in England and Venice
From Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Wales (1587)
On the Jews and their Lies (1543)
Annals, or The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, Late Queen of England (1625, 1630)
From Crudities (1611) and Constantinopolitan Observations (1625)
From An Itinerary (1617)
The Three Ladies of London (1584)
From The Jew of Malta (1590)
From The Play of the Salutation and Conception (15th Century)
From Measure for Measure Act 2 scene 2
Usury headnote
From On Benefits (mid-First Century AD)
From The Anatomy of Abuses, "Great Usury in Ailgna"
"Of Usury" (1601)
From Three Ladies of London (1584)
From A Discourse upon Usury (1572)
Shylock: Performance And Reception
From Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1817)
From "Notes on Shakespeare's Plays
From Shakespeare on the Stage (1911)
Reviews of Shylock performed in Yiddish
Review of Maurice Schwartz as Shylock (1930 )
"Shylocks Past and Present" (1920).Friendship and Marriage."Say How I Loved You" (4.1.273
"Of Friendship" (1603)
"Of Friendship" (1601)
Sonnets 20 and 29.Women and marriage headnote.From Certain Sermons or Homilies (1563), "Of Matrimony"
From Positions. . . Necessary for the Training up of Children (1581)
"Mark the Music"
On Music (c. 503)
Commentary on Cicero's The Dream of Scipio (c. 430)
From The Courtier (1528)
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
From The Anatomy of Abuses (1583)
Suggestion for Further Reading