The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in Production)

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The Merchant of Venice has had a rich and varied stage history. It has aroused controversy for over four hundred years. The introduction to this edition challenges many of the preconceptions associated with the play, showing how historical events and cultural attitudes have influenced actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary describes how actors, directors and designers have approached the play from the first performances in the 1590s to the present.

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No play ever written owns as rich and varied a stage history as The Merchant of Venice. For over four hundred years it has aroused controversy. This edition is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the Merchant in performance. The introduction challenges many of the preconceptions associated with the play, showing how historical events and cultural attitudes have shaped actors' interpretations and audience responses. The commentary describes how actors, directors and designers have approached the play from the first performances in the 1590s to the present day.

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Charles Edelman was awarded the Sohmer-Hall prize by the Globe Theatre for his book, Shakespeare's Military Language: A Dictionary.

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