Shakespeare and Venice
0 0 0
Modern linguistic material

Holderness, Graham

Shakespeare and Venice

Abstract: Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to explore themes of conversion, change, and metamorphosis. Identifying and outlining the materials having to do with Venice which might have been available to Shakespeare, Holderness provides a full historical account of past and present Venetian myths and of the city's relationship with both Judaism and Islam. Holderness also provides detailed readings of both The Merchant of Venice and of Othello against these mythical and historical dimensions, and concludes with discussion of Venice's relevance to both the modern world and to the past.

Title and contributions: Shakespeare and Venice / Graham Holderness

Publication: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016

Physical description: 155 p. ; 24 cm.

Series: Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

ISBN: 9781138251502

Publication date:2016

Language: English (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • Previously issued in print: Farnham: Ashgate, 2010.



General Processing Data (100)
  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 2016

There are 1 items, 0 on loan.

Library Call Number Inventory Number Loan Status Lendability Return date
UniVIU 822.335311/HOL VEN 1-6616 On shelf Loanable
View all

Last reviews

No reviews

Embed code

Copy the code below and paste it into your website.