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Shylock on the Stage

1st Edition

By Toby Lelyveld

Routledge

164 pages

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Description

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin, Edmund Kean, Edwin Booth, Henry Irving and more recent performers.

Table of Contents

1. In the Beginning 2. Charles Macklin 3. Edmund Kean and His Era 4. Edwin Booth 5. Henry Irving 6. Lesser Lights 7. Shylock Distorted. Epilogue

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General