Shakespeare and the Jews, Paperback / softback Book

Shakespeare and the Jews Paperback / softback


Going against the grain of the dominant scholarship on the period, which generally ignores the impact of Jewish questions in early modern England, James Shapiro presents how Elizabethans imagined Jews to be utterly different from themselves--in religion, race, nationality, and even sexuality.

From strange cases of Christians masquerading as Jews to bizarre proposals to settle foreign Jews in Ireland, this book looks into the crisis of cultural identity in Elizabethan England and sheds new light on The Merchant of Venice.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 18 illus
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9780231103459



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