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