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Is Shylock Jewish?

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Download Is Shylock Jewish? PDF Format Full Free by Sara Coodin and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when we consider Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as a play with 'real' Jewish characters who are not mere ciphers for anti-Semitic Elizabethan stereotypes? Is Shylock Jewish studies Shakespeare's extensive use of stories from the Hebrew Bible in The Merchant of Venice, and argues that Shylock and his daughter Jessica draw on recognizably Jewish ways of engaging with those narratives throughout the play. By examining the legacy of Jewish exegesis and cultural lore surrounding these biblical episodes, this book traces the complexity and richness of Merchant's Jewish aspect, spanning encounters with Jews and the Hebrew Bible in the early modern world as well as modern adaptations of Shakespeare's play on the Yiddish stage.


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A Case for Shylock

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Download A Case for Shylock PDF Format Full Free by Gareth Armstrong and published by Nick Hern Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Delightfully funny and moving."--Judi Dench, from her Foreword


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Shylock Not a Jew

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Is Shylock Jewish?

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Download Is Shylock Jewish? PDF Format Full Free by Sara Coodin and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when we consider Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as a play with 'real' Jewish characters who are not mere ciphers for anti-Semitic Elizabethan stereotypes? Is Shylock Jewish studies Shakespeare's extensive use of stories from the Hebrew Bible in The Merchant of Venice, and argues that Shylock and his daughter Jessica draw on recognizably Jewish ways of engaging with those narratives throughout the play. By examining the legacy of Jewish exegesis and cultural lore surrounding these biblical episodes, this book traces the complexity and richness of Merchant's Jewish aspect, spanning encounters with Jews and the Hebrew Bible in the early modern world as well as modern adaptations of Shakespeare's play on the Yiddish stage.


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Shylock and the Jewish Question

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Download Shylock and the Jewish Question PDF Format Full Free by Martin D. Yaffe and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Yaffe provides a wide-ranging and probing reflection on the portrayal of Jews and Judaism in early modern thought. His innovative approach to the problem of Shakespeare's treatment of Shylock can stand for the originality of his book as a whole... Yaffe's interpretations are likely to prove controversial, but they are always thought-provoking." -- Virginia Quarterly Review Much attention has been paid to the place of Shylock in the history of anti-Semitism. Most scholars have agreed with Harold Bloom that Shakespeare's famous villain is drawn with a "murderous anti-Semitism" and that Shakespeare uncritically mirrors the rife anti-Semitism of his times. While others see only gross caricature in The Merchant of Venice, however, Martin Yaffe finds a subtle analysis of the Jew's place in a largely Christian society. In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews. He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta. In many ways, he argues, Shakespeare's play is even more accepting than Francis Bacon's notably inclusive New Atlantis or the Jewish philosopher Benedict Spinoza's argument for tolerance in the Theologico-Political Treatise. "Although Yaffe focuses on the Jewish question, his study is a lead-in to a study of the rise of liberal democracy, the development of religious toleration, the relation of church and state, and the inter-relation between politics, economics and religion -- all of these being vital in history's evolution towards modernity." -- Serge Liberman, Australian JewishNews "In a critique that promises to refuel scholarly controversy over the portrait of Shylock... Yaffe's retro-prospective approach to its political philosophy suggests interesting possibilities for contrasting popular anti-Semitic culture and the more tolerant, enlightened statesmanship of the seventeenth-century." -- Frances Barasch, Shakespeare Bulletin


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Jews and Christians in The Merchant of Venice

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ISBN 13 : 3640522885
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Download Jews and Christians in The Merchant of Venice PDF Format Full Free by Claudia Oldiges and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2013-11 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Osnabruck, course: The Merchant of Venice, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Differences between Jews and Christians in The Merchant of Venice is a divergent topic discussed quite a lot by various scholars during diverse decades. Especially the question whether William Shakespeare was anti-judaic or not was and is of great concern, since the complex protagonist Shylock arises hate and pity by the audience (or reader). This fact left critics wondering what Shakespeare was really trying to achieve with the play..., abstract: Although one is able to find a lot bias towards Jews in the play The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare is not to be blamed as an anti-Judaic person. Regarding the historical background and the probability of him not knowing a Jewish person, Shakespeare is to be declared as a typical mind of the Elizabethan age. The mentality of the Elizabethan age is resembled in the plot, therefore it was easy for the audience to understand and laugh about this comedy, particularly about the image of the Jew Shylock. Shylock himself has a dominant aversion towards Christians and it is not mentioned whether this attitude derives from his sufferance or is a streak of him. The reader of the past-holocaust-age has a tendency to criticize the Christian behaviour throughout the plot, to feel pity with Shylock and to defend his actions and conduct. A lot of evidence demonstrate fundamental differences and bias between the Jews and Christians in the play The Merchant of Venice. But one ought always consider the time, when the play was written, and the audience, for whom it was written. Fact is that Jews as Christians both pretend to act pious but evidently do not."


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Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". Reconsidering Shylock

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ISBN 13 : 3668088489
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Download Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice". Reconsidering Shylock PDF Format Full Free by Rene Fassbender and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1.5, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Veranstaltung: ''All the World’s a Stage'' An Introduction to Shakespeare, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This paper offers a detailed analysis of Shylock's depiction in Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" and why he may not be a typical villain (or a villain at all). Undoubtedly, "The Merchant of Venice" is one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, courtesy of the both interesting and complex character of Shylock the Jew. The play is basically a romantic comedy but the requirements of genre are scorned. It begins with brotherly love and ends with joy, at least for the Christians. However, in between, there is Shylock, who adds a very serious undertone to the play and makes it oddly profound for a comedy. Although Shylock appears in but five out of twenty scenes, he represents a permanent threat and overshadows most of the play. No other character has so much "force, subtlety, vitality, variety; above all, none other has his intensity, isolation and apparent depth of motivation." It would be all too easy to explain this motivation and the way he is presented by means of mere anti-Semitism and stereotypes. Although Shakespeare could not ignore the prejudices of his time, "we should beware of attributing to Shakespeare and his audiences the cruelty of our own century." Those who intend to track down anti-Semitism in the play will not fail to find it. All too often, however, they will be blind to everything else and make the regrettable mistake of cutting both Shylock's character and the complexity of the play. There is more to Shylock, much more. His character can and should have the power to make the audience think. Thus, one should have a close look at Shylock starting with the first things we get to know about him but without being oblivious to the social and historical background of the play's original reception. Furthermore, it is necessary to examine the depths of his character by means of analysing the development as well as the degree of obviousness of his motivation in order to disclose what moves and drives him. In the end, it should be possible to realise the underlying cause of his actions and draw corresponding conclusions.


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Shylock

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ISBN 13 : 0671883860
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Download Shylock PDF Format Full Free by John Gross and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1994-01-04 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the influence of Shakespeare's Shylock, describes the character's evolution on the stage, and presents writing about him by Proust, James, T.S. Eliot, and others


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Shylock's Revenge

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Download Shylock's Revenge PDF Format Full Free by Dietrich Schwanitz and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyzes the development of antisemitism from the early Renaissance to Nazism. Traces the figures of Shylock and of Ahasuerus, the Wandering Jew, in literary works and stage presentations, showing that they reflect changing attitudes to Jews. Suggests that Shakespeare's Shylock embodies all the traditional stereotypes of the Jew, such as bloodthirstiness and avarice. The plot of "The Merchant of Venice" is based on the interplay of bourgeois, aristocrat, and Jew, a triangle that recurs in history and in literature (e.g. in the Dreyfus Affair and in Gustav Freytag's "Soll und Haben"). Examines variations of the model in Disraeli and Marx, and the identification of Jews with any hated class or with all of them simultaneously, as in Nazism. Antisemitism was reinforced by the Church's allegations, after the French Revolution, of a world Jewish conspiracy, and by racist ideology. All these elements met in Hitler's vision of extirpating the strangers from society in order to return to pre-capitalist brotherhood. Describes the Nuremberg Trials as a counter-play to the trial scene in "The Merchant of Venice". Pp. 237-293 contain the text of a play by David Henry Wilson.


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Shylock Is Shakespeare

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ISBN 13 : 1459606213
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Download Shylock Is Shakespeare PDF Format Full Free by Kenneth Gross and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-10-21 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and idiosyncratic characters. With his unsettling eloquence and his varying voices of protest, play, rage, and refusal, Shylock remains a source of perennial fa...


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The character of Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice"

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ISBN 13 : 363804887X
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Download The character of Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" PDF Format Full Free by Michael Burger and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2008-05-15 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Augsburg, course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice surely can be considered one of the playwright’s greatest works. Still today critics are not fully aware of its actual meaning and there are many different opinions of how this play is to be interpreted. As a matter of fact we can say that Shakespeare has created one of the most diverse plays in the history of drama. Containing two equally important plot-lines and several sub-plots it is very difficult to make out even one main character or to be absolutely sure about their variety of intentions. On the one hand there is one of the main characters, the Jew Shylock, “a comic antagonist far more important than any such figure had been in his [Shakespeare’s] earlier comedies” , who plays the role of a non-Christian villain. And opposing him we have the Venetian society with all its flaws and hypocrisies which are pointed out during the conflict with Shylock. On the other hand there is the romantic love story between Portia and Bassanio located in remote Belmont, which is the actual trigger for the conflict between Antonio and Shylock and also brings a solution to it. This solution is due to Portia’s cunning and liberation as a woman, which can be seen in her disguising as the judge in order to be able to save Antonio’s life; there are only two qualities which are supposed to be quite unusual for a female character of that time. But at the same time she has to fulfil her typical role as “a faithful daughter whatever the consequence” , yielding to fate by obeying her father’s will. And Portia is not the only ambigous and exceptional figure of the play.


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Shylock Reconsidered

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ISBN 13 : 9780520066359
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Download Shylock Reconsidered PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Shatzmiller and published by . This book was released on 1990-01 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moneylending provided the major source of livelihood for the Jewish communities of medieval Christian Europe, particularly in the centuries following the First Crusade. Even after Jews were expelled from England and most regions of Western Europe, the Jewish moneylender, usually imagined, like Shakespeare's Shylock, as an avaricious and editor, remained a potent inhabitant of the European mind. This well-documented volume challenges this negative image by examining evidence from the archives of Marseille of a fourteenth-century lawsuit involving Bondavid Draguignan, a Jewish moneylender accused by a Christian debtor of making a fraudulent claim. Shatzmiller uses this court action as the basis for his discussion of the general issues of medieval moneylending, usury, indebtedness, and Jewish-Christian relations. The study of the documents lead us to cast aside the perception of an unbroken history of hatred and misunderstanding between Jews and Christians, and to acknowledge the existence of friendship, consideration, magnanimity and mutual recognition instead. He also explores the medieval ambivalence towards matters of usury as evidenced through Christian opposition of such gain in spite of the need for a credit system, and the welcome profits gained by the Crown from the activity of Jewish money lenders. Additionally Jews were never the only moneylenders in the Middle Ages, nor were they predominant. Shatzmiller describes the Jewish category of ma'arifiya, or preferred customers, with whom a Jew had an established business relationship and whose custom the Jew cultivated by providing special services, such as postponement of repayment, remittance of part of the owed interest, or not asking security for a loan.


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Shylock is My Name

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ISBN 13 : 1448191793
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Download Shylock is My Name PDF Format Full Free by Howard Jacobson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-02-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A re-envisaging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, from the Man Booker Prize-winner and our great chronicler of Jewish life. ‘Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?’ With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire’s Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It’s the beginning of a remarkable friendship ... ‘Jacobson is quite simply a master of comic precision. He writes like a dream’ Evening Standard 'The funniest British novelist since Kingsley Amis or Tom Sharpe' Mail on Sunday


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Shylock, the History of a Character

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Download Shylock, the History of a Character PDF Format Full Free by Hermann Sinsheimer and published by . This book was released on 1947 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Christianity Versus Judaism in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

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ISBN 13 : 3640469062
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Download Christianity Versus Judaism in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice PDF Format Full Free by Andrea Oberheiden and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-11 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2008 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 (1.3.68-98) by tampering with the procreative process of Laban's flock of sheep (Genesis 30.25-43). In the following, I will try to point out why Shylock tells this story, and in which literary context he ruminates upon it. Besides a critical comparison of how his speech interacts with the original biblical story, I will furthermore discuss this analogy foremost in terms of its religious and dramatic functions within the play. Against this background, it will be made evident that 'usury' as a negative Jewish stereotype, presumed by the judging eyes of medieval Christians, is put in the centre of consideration here. It will be argued that as a general declaration in MoV, a superiority of the New Testament to the Old Testament, of Christianity to Judaism, can be derived, and that this conclusion is strongly linked with the majoritarian mindset in Shakespeare's times and cultural sphere, rather than with Shakespeare's personal attitude towards Jews or Judaism, an often supposed attitude of unprovable nature.


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Shylock: The History of a Character

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Wrestling with Shylock

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ISBN 13 : 110816160X
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Download Wrestling with Shylock PDF Format Full Free by Edna Nahshon and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice occupies a unique place in world culture. As the fictional, albeit iconic, character of Shylock has been interpreted as exotic outsider, social pariah, melodramatic villain and tragic victim, the play, which has been performed and read in dozens of languages, has served as a lens for examining ideas and images of the Jew at various historical moments. In the last two hundred years, many of the play's stage interpreters, spectators, readers and adapters have themselves been Jews, whose responses are often embedded in literary, theatrical and musical works. This volume examines the ever-expanding body of Jewish responses to Shakespeare's most Jewishly relevant play.