Anti-Semitism and Gender in The Merchant Of Venice

Of all the plays attributed to William Shakespeare, there is perhaps none that have been impacted by the history that followed more than Merchant of Venice (though there is a case to be made for Othello as well).  Though many ascribe the dramatic shift in interpretations to the Holocaust, which no doubt has played an […]

Making Sense of Othello

Of the plays attributed to William Shakespeare, there are few, if any, that could fairly be called superior to Othello (though Titus Andronicus and Macbeth rest at the top of my list in that order with Othello placing a close third).  It tells the story of the title character, a Moorish general, assumed by many […]

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