The Merchant of Venice (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

The Merchant of Venice (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare (Author), William Shakespeare (Author), M. M. Mahood (Editor)

Synopsis

An international team of scholars offers: * modernised, easily accessible texts * ample but unobtrusive academic guidance * attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history * informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. This edition pays special attention to the expectations of its first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 10 Sep 1987

ISBN 10: 0521293715
ISBN 13: 9780521293716

Media Reviews
'The introduction and commentary reveal an author with a lively awareness of the importance of perceiving the play as a theatrical document, one which comes to life, which is completed only in performance ...' The Review of English Studies