The Merchant of Venice
Suggestions for Further Reading
Auden, W. H. “Brothers & Others.” In The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays, 218–237. New York: Random House, 1962.
Gross, John. Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Holmer, Joan Ozark. The Merchant of Venice: Choice, Hazard, and Consequence. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1995.
Kaplan, M. Lindsay. The Merchant of Venice: Texts and Contexts. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002.
Mahon, John W. and Ellen Macleod Mahon. The Merchant of Venice: New Critical Essays. London: Routledge, 2002.
Shapiro, James S. Shakespeare and the Jews. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Spencer, Christopher. The Genesis of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Lewiston, New York: E. Mellen Press, 1988.
Smith, Emma. The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
by Shehanaz, May 25, 2013
-The moon shines bright: in ‘such a night’ as thus.
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.
And they did make no noise.-
It is a genre, in which Shakespeare is a master. For the other great comedy of the world’s literature, the comedy of Moliere or Ben Jonson, is different in kind to his. The play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’, resolves itself purely into a simple form. It illustrates the clash between the emotional and the intellectual characters, the man of heart and the man of brain. The man of heart, Anto... Read more→
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