Visions of Venice in Shakespeare (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies)

Visions of Venice in Shakespeare (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies)


regardless of the growing to be serious relevance of Shakespeare's Venetian performs and a burgeoning bibliography on either The service provider of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt widely with the connection among Shakespeare and Venice. getting down to provide new views to a standard subject, this well timed assortment fills a spot within the literature, addressing the hot historic, political and monetary questions which have been raised within the previous few years. The essays during this quantity think about Venice a true in addition to symbolic panorama that should be explored in its a number of resonances, either in Shakespeare's ancient context and within the later culture of reconfiguring probably the most represented towns in Western tradition. Shylock and Othello are there to remind us of the darkish aspects of the parable of Venice, and of the inescapable proven fact that the problems raised within the Venetian performs are greatly topical; we're nonetheless haunted by way of those theatrical casualties of early smooth multiculturalism.

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