The merchant of Venice / edited by William Baker and Brian Vickers
Электронная книга | Thoemmes Continuum | 2005

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1 online resource (xli, 437 pages).
Shakespeare, the critical tradition
Shakespeare, the critical tradition.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-428) and index.
Georg Lichtenberg, on Macklin's Shylock, 1775. -- Richard Hole, an 'apology' for Shylock, 1796. -- August Wilhelm Von Schlegel, 'one of Shakespeare's most perfect works', 1815. -- William Hazlitt, Kean's debut as Shylock, 1816. -- William Hazlitt, sympathy for Shylock, but not for Portia, 1817. -- Augustine Skottowe, the major sources, 1824. -- George Farren, in defence of Shylock, 1833. -- Anna Brownell Jameson, Portia, 1833. -- Thomas Campbell, Shylock 'ill-used', 1838. -- Heinrich Heine, Shakespeare justifies 'an unfortunate race', 1838. -- Hermann Ulrici, summa jus summa injuria, 1839. -- Charles Knight, lessons of charity, 1849. -- George Henry Lewes, Shylock's humanity, 1850. -- Henry Norman Hudson, Shakespeare's evenhandedness, 1851. -- James O. Halliwell-Phillipps, human rights and religious belief, 1856. -- William Watkiss Lloyd, sympathetic liberality versus murderous avarice, 1856. -- Henrietta Palmer, in praise of Portia, 1859. -- Friedrich Kreyssig, 'a just estimate of things', 1862. -- Charles Cowden Clarke, Shakespeare's love of justice, 1863. -- Georg G. Gervinus, 'the relation of man to property', 1863. -- John Ruskin, Shylock 'the corrupted merchant', 1873. -- James Spedding, Portia the central character, 1875. -- Frederick James Furnivall, Shylock 'the hero of the piece', 1877. -- Denton Jaques Snider, a Hegelian reading, 1877. -- Frederick William Hawkins, a plea for toleration, 1879. -- Henry Irving, Shylock: an actor's view, 1879. -- Frederick James Furnivall, not a doctrinal play, 1879. -- James Spedding, 'not about Jewish grievances', 1879. -- Israel Davis, Shylock's 'nobility and distinction', 1879. -- David Anderson, Shylock 'a product of history', 1879. -- Oscar Wilde, a sonnet to Portia, 1879. -- Sidney Lee, 'the Lopez case' and Shakespeare's Jew, 1880.
Henry James, a critique of Irving and Terry, 1881. -- Charles Kensington Salaman, Shylock from a Jewish point view, 1882. -- Joseph Hatton, an interview with Henry Irving, 1884. -- Richard G. Moulton, Shakespeare's interweaving of plot, 1885. -- Helena Faucit, on acting Portia, 1885. -- M. Leigh-Noel, Portia's womanliness, 1885. -- El Seyonpi, privileged Christian, proscribed Jew, 1885. -- William Poel, staging the play, 1887. -- Edwin Booth, Shylock's 'revengeful selfishness', 1888. -- Francis A. Marshall, 'the first of his [Shakespeare's] great comedies', 1888. -- Sir George Heynes Radford, Shylock's character determined by the plot, 1894. -- Frederick Samuel Boas, Shakespeare's concession to bigotry, 1896. -- Georg Brandes, Shylock 'a monster of passionate hatred, not avarice', 1898. -- A.W. Verity, Shylock and modern criticism, 1898. -- C.H. Herford, 'two communities which meet but never mingle', 1900. -- Stopford A. Brooke, 'some faint sympathy' for Shylock, 1905. -- Charles Knox Pooler, Shylock 'a man of one idea', 1905. -- Otto Jespersen, Shylock's language, 1905. -- Sir Walter Raleigh, Shylock more sinned against than sinning, 1907. -- Theodore Watts-Dunton, 'untrammelled' as against 'plot-ridden' characters, 1907. -- E.K. Chambers, the opposing principles of love and hate, 1908. -- Algernon Swinburne, Shylock less sinned against than sinning, 1909. -- William Poel, Shakespeare's Jew and Marlowe's Christians, 1909. -- E.E. Stoll, Shylock a comic villain, 1911. -- William Winter, Shylock and his interpreters, 1911. -- Sir Israel Gollancz, 'man is what man had made him', 1916. -- Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Shakespeare's 'stage-cleverness' and the story's 'monstrous absurdity', 1916. -- Isador Henry Coriat, Shylock's anal-erotic tendencies, 1921. -- Gerald Friedlander, Shylock not an authentic Jew, 1921. -- Levin L. Schücking, Shylock's self-revelation in soliloquy, 1922. -- E.E. Stoll, Shakespeare's intentions and the dynamics of comedy, 1927. -- Andrew Tretiak, the 'alien' question, 1929. -- Harley Granville-Barker, Shakespeare's attention to character and story, 1930. -- Cecil Roth, Shylock the Venetian, 1933. -- Thomas Arthur Ross, Antonio a depressive homosexual, 1934. -- John W. Draper, Shylock a London usurer, 1935. -- Caroline Spurgeon, the distribution of imagery within the play, 1935. -- G. Wilson Knight, the idea of riches, true and false, 1936. -- John Middleton Murry, Shakespeare's 'matter-of-fact fairy tale', 1936. -- H.B. Charlton, the two Shylocks, 1938. -- John Dover Wilson, anti-Semitism, ancient and modern, 1938. -- Mark Van Doren, no hint 'where Shakespeare's sympathies lay', 1939.
The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which cha.
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Print version: Merchant of Venice. London ; New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2005 0826473296 9780826473295 (DLC) 2004063779 (OCoLC)57283862
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