Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy
With brilliant historical perspective and insight, theater critic John Gross explores the complex and influential history that has given Shylock a life beyond the play and established him as a figure of world mythology.
Illuminating Shylock's evolution on the stage, his importance to writers and psychologists, and his enduring influence on society and culture, John Gross sheds as much light on our own shifting attitudes and beliefs as on the rich and disquieting figure Shakespeare created.
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SHYLOCK: A Legend and Its LegacyUser Review - Kirkus
Shylock—stereotype, archetype, icon—is, according to London Sunday Telegram theater-critic Gross (The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters), the only character in a Shakespeare play to have an ... Read full review
Shylock: a legend and its legacyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Amazingly, Shylock is in only five scenes in the Merchant of Venice . Yet, as pointed out by Gross, the theater critic for the London Sunday Telegraph , his impact and significance transcend his ... Read full review
PART one Shakespeares Shylock
three Three Thousand Ducats
four Shylock Is My Name
six I Stand for Judgment
eight From Comical to Tragical
twelve Between the Wars
FOURTEEN Other Voices Other Cultures
FIFTEEN An Extended Family
SIXTEEN Economic Man
SEVENTEEN A Father Figure
NINETEEN Since 1945