Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
New Readings of The Merchant of Venice

New Readings of The Merchant of Venice (Hardback)

£44.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The last decade has witnessed a spate of high-profile presentations of The Merchant of Venice: the 2004 Michael Radford film, 2010's New York City "Shakespeare in the Park" production, as well as the play's Tony Award-nominated 2010-11 Broadway run. Likewise, new scholarly works such as Kenneth Gross's Shylock is Shakespeare (2006) and Janet Adelman's Blood Relations (2008) have offered poignant insights into this play. Why has this drama garnered so much attention of late? What else can we learn from this contentious comedy? How else can we read the drama's characters? Where do studies of The Merchant of Venice go from here? This collection offers readers sundry answers to these questions by showcasing a sampling of ways this culturally arresting play can be read and interpreted. The strength of this monograph lies in the disparate approaches its contributors offer - from a feminist view of Portia and Nerissa's friendship to psychoanalytic readings of allegories between the play and Shakespeare's Pericles to a reading of a Manga comic book version of The Merchant of Venice. Each essay is supported by a strong basis in traditional close reading practices.

Our collection of scholars then buttresses such work with the theoretical or pedagogical frameworks that reflect their area of expertise. This collection offers readers different critical lenses through which to approach the primary text. Although Shakespeare scholars and graduate students will no doubt appreciate and employ the work of this collection, the primary audience of this anthology is undergraduate students and the professors who work with them. Many budding scholars have had the experience of checking out a monograph from the library and then finding it was a waste of time because the author spends three hundred pages discussing a perspective of which they have no interest. With this collection, students will not only see how multi-faceted interpretations of the play can be but they also are more likely to find essays that appeal to their own research interests.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticism Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 28/11/2012 ISBN-13: 9781443841764  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Horacio Sierra, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of English at Bowie State University. Dr Sierra regularly teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern women writers, Renaissance literature, and Hispanic literature. He earned his PhD in English from the University of Florida in 2010. He earned his BS in Communication from the University of Miami in 2004. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He is a member of the Modern Language Association, the Sixteenth-Century Studies Society, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, the Shakespeare Association of America, and the Renaissance Society of America. He has published articles dealing with early modern literature in Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and MESTER. He has published book and performance reviews in The Sixteenth Century Journal, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Theatre Journal.

More books by Horacio Sierra

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Lying in Early Modern English ...
(Hardback)
Andrew Hadfield
 
 
£60.00
 
Shakespeare's Workplace: Essays on...
(Hardback)
Andrew Gurr
 
 
£64.99
 
Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A...
(Paperback)
Jonathan F. S. Post
 
 
£7.99
 
Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air
(Hardback)
Harold Bloom
 
 
£14.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Picture Books for Black History Month
20/10/2017

Our Birmingham shop is celebrating Black History Month with an array of new and exciting picture books for children.

Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting
18/10/2017

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery
17/10/2017

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd