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James Shapiro's unvarnished look at how Jews were portrayed in Elizabethan England challenged scholars to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare's day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro's work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans while illuminating Shakespeare's portrayal of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. In a new preface, Shapiro reflects upon what he failed to understand about intolerance when the book was first published.

Shapiro, James

Shakespeare and the Jews

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

26,95 € / $29.99 / £21.99*

eBook (PDF)
twentieth anniversary edition
Publication Date:
March 2016
Copyright year:
2016
ISBN
978-0-231-54187-9
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