The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in Production) (Paperback)

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The Merchant of Venice has had a rich and varied stage history. It has aroused controversy for over four hundred years. The introduction to this edition challenges many of the preconceptions associated with the play, showing how historical events and cultural attitudes have influenced actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary describes how actors, directors and designers have approached the play from the first performances in the 1590s to the present.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521774291
ISBN-10: 0521774292
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2003
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Shakespeare in Production