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Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice: Shylock

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Stephen Greenblatt

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https://www.edx.org/course/shakespeares-merchant-of-venice-shylock

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4 Weeks

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Discover sixteenth-century Venice, the commercial hub whose multicultural landscape gives shape to the play Analyze Shylock, the Jewish merchant: his moral ambivalence, his isolation from and connections to the other characters, and his troubling conversion Situate the play in a long history of artistic representations of Jews in the West, with attention to the problem of anti-Semitism Learn how the play, called a “comedy,” incorporates tragic elements that may prompt audiences to identify with Shylock despite his outsider status Weigh different responses to Shylock over four centuries through the study of artifacts and interviews with authors, actors, and curators

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Stephen Greenblatt

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