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Shakespeare is Shylock: Letters of Credit in The Merchant of Venice

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores how an understanding of credit might be brought to bear on one of William Shakespeare's most misunderstood plays, The Merchant of Venice. The ‘pound of flesh’ bond story, has ... More


The Battle for the Cue-Space: The Merchant of Venice

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Cues can be an integral constituent of characterization, and of no one is this truer than Shylock. This chapter explores not only how cue-effects contribute to the Shylock-part, but how cues can be ... More


Case Studies: Five Romantic Heroines and Three Lonely Men

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter looks at the ‘linear’ unfolding of some of the part-based techniques already identified, and sees how the character's story is progressively embodied in prosodic shifts and mutations. In ... More


The Grapes of Roth: “Diasporism” Between Portnoy and Shy lock

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses Philip Roth's addition to the growing chorus of “diasporists” in the academy and the arts. In his novel Operation Shylock: A Confession, Roth made a cultural statement that not ... More


Literary Representations of “the Jew”

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews three literary texts represented by a Jew. The first and the most famous representation of a Jew in literature was written by John Gross entitled Shylock. Gross maintained that ... More


Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Sara Coodin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What happens when we consider Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Veniceas a play with ‘real’ Jewish characters who are not mere ciphers for anti-Semitic Elizabethan stereotypes? Is Shylock Jewish studies ... More


Shylock Is Shakespeare

Kenneth Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

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 ... More


The Heart of IT

Kenneth Gross

in Shylock Is Shakespeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter suggests that Shylock is Shakespeare and Shakespeare is Shylock. He is not only Antonio's double but Shakespeare's double, his brother and other, a piece of deep dissimulation joined ... More


The Wealth of Nations

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the criticism and foreigner bashing found on the pages of the Canard. This was mostly the result of the international connection of postwar economic difficulties, such as the ... More


Chapter V

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0059
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author becomes munshi to the Bheel agent and is transferred to Lieutenant C.F. Hart. He describes his expedition to Nagar Parkar, comments on a Marátha horseman's impudence, the decision of the ... More


Redistributing Complicities in an Age of Digital Production: Michael Radford's Film Version of The Merchant of Venice

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Harold Bloom's chapter in The Merchant of Venice in Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, he claims that “the ontological weight of Shylock, from his first appearance through his last, places ... More


Ironising the Human: The Merchant of Venice

Andy Mousley

in Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623181
eISBN:
9780748652211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter investigates two representative examples of approaches to The Merchant of Venice that foreground in different ways the issue of irony. It first provides a broad sense of what reading ... More


As Good as a Feast?: Playing (with) Enough on the Elizabethan Stage

Heather Hirschfeld

in The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyzes the migration of “Enough,” from the 1570 play Enough Is as Good as a Feast, from its place in Elizabethan drama to its lodging in the figure of Shylock (Shakespeare's stage). ... More


The ‘credible incredible and the incredible credible’: generic experimentation in My Life as a Man, The Counterlife, The Facts, Deception and Operation Shylock

David Brauner

in Philip Roth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074240
eISBN:
9781781700938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074240.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Philip Roth has been both lauded and criticised for what John McDaniel (in the first monograph on Roth, published in 1974) calls his ‘commitment to social realism’. According to McDaniel, Roth's ... More


Conversion

Kenneth Gross

in Shylock Is Shakespeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Defeated by Portia's law tricks and subject to the judgment of the Venetian court, Shylock is told that he must on pain of death become a Christian. This chapter argues the demand for conversion has ... More


Golems and Ghosts

Kenneth Gross

in Shylock Is Shakespeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines two more fully developed fictions of Shylock's afterlife to help clarify what is at stake when we reimagine such a creature. One of the most elaborate attempts to lend Shylock a ... More


“Racked … to the Uttermost”: The Verges of Love and Subjecthood in The Merchant of Venice

Lara Bovilsky

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Both recent and older criticism has focused on The Merchant of Venice’s Antonio as a typical representative of various forms of early modern sexuality, friendship, economic culture, and subjectivity. ... More


Affective Irony in The Spanish Tragedy, Titus Andronicus, and The Merchant of Venice

Steven Mullaney

in The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226547633
eISBN:
9780226117096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117096.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces a new way of thinking about the anti-mimetic role that affective point-of-view played in early modern English theatrical performance. Works of drama written in this period ... More


Introduction: Is Shylock Jewish?

Sara Coodin

in Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introductory chapter of the book begins by acknowledging the long, painful historical legacy associated with Shakespeare’s Shylock, and his character’s deep imbrication with persistent and ... More


Parti-Coloured Parables

Sara Coodin

in Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 2 examines a key biblical intertext for Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice that Shylock references act 1, scene 3 of the play. Known as ‘the Genesis Jacob cycle,’ chapters 12-50 of the biblical ... More


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