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Shylock (aka The Merchant) - Full Length Play, Drama

Shylock (aka The Merchant)

Arnold Wesker

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Full Length Play, Drama

10m, 6f

ISBN: MS00000000443

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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$19.95
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Full Length Play

Drama

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The problem of how to deal with the "Jew that Shakespeare drew" in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE is of utmost importance when today's critics and directors take on this very enigmatic Shakespearean play. Wesker is the first important playwright to deal with the problem of the story's anti-Semitism. He's based the play more on the legends and stories that were Shakespeare's sources than his play itself— and come up with a totally new and strikingly original variant on the familiar tale.
"It is provocative...ferocious brilliance and wit." - The New York Times
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10m, 6f

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Arnold Wesker

Arnold Wesker, considered one of the key figures in 20th Century drama, is the author of 44 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, an autobiography, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings. He was born in London in 1932. His plays have been translated into 18 languages, and performed worldwide. They include The Kitchen, The ... view full profile

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