Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2017

272 Pages | 3 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474418386

Bookseller Code (06)

Is Shylock Jewish?

Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Sara Coodin

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Analyses alternative contexts for the moral agency of Jewish characters in The Merchant of Venice.
  • Provides an innovative study of Renaissance Christian Hebraism in England and English perceptions of Jews and Jewishness in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
  • Discusses important nineteenth- and twentieth-century Yiddish-language adaptations of The Merchant of Venice.
  • Makes a provocative and original argument about the importance of Judaic biblical exegesis to the long afterlife of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

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