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Early Modern Stage-Jew : Heritage, Inspiration, and Concepts – With the First Edition of Nathaniel

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This book investigates the contemporary conceptions of the Jewish figure on the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage. Taking on what has been said about Shakespeare’s Shylock and Marlowe’s Barabas in the last centuries, the author analyses seven other, largely ignored plays to enhance the image we have today of the early modern stage-Jew. In tracing the image of Jewish figures in medieval literature and in early modern travel reports, the foundation of the Elizabethan idea of ‘Jewishness’ is laid out. Further, the author challenges some arguments which have become axiomatic over time, such as the notion of the red-haired, hook-nosed comical villain. The book also contains a first edition of the Latin university play «Machiavellus» by Nathaniel Wiburne, accomplished by Michael Becker and Saskia Zinsser-Krys.

Number of Pages: 539
Genre: Drama, Literary Criticism, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Cultural Identities: Studies in Early Modern European Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Author: Saskia Zinsser-krys
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2017
TCIN: 52749405
UPC: 9783631715093
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2606
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