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Author Coodin, Sara, author.

Title Is Shylock Jewish? : citing scripture and the moral agency of Shakespeare's Jews / Sara Coodin.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages) : illustrations.
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Is Shylock Jewish? -- Renaissance England and the Jews -- Parti-coloured parables -- Stolen daughters and stolen idols -- Rebellious daughters on the Yiddish stage.
Summary A detailed exploration of the significance of Hebrew Biblical stories in The Merchant of Venice. 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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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Jews.
Shylock (Fictitious character)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Bible.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Bible -- In literature.
Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare, William)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Coodin, Sara. Is Shylock Jewish? Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] 9781474418386 (OCoLC)968773564
ISBN 9781474418393 (electronic bk.)
1474418392 (electronic bk.)