Shylock and the Jewish Question


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Religious scholar Martin Yaffe discusses the role of Shakespeare's character Shylock (from his play THE MERCHANT OF VENICE) in the history of anti-Semitism. Differing with the general consensus that Shakespeare reflected anti-Semitism of his time, Yaffe argues for the possibility that the playwright portrayed Shylock merely as a bad Jew rather than a typical one.

Shylock and the Jewish Question 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801862618

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Shylock and the Jewish Question 1997, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801856488