First published in 1996, James Shapiro’s pathbreaking analysis of the portrayal of Jews in Elizabethan England challenged readers to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare’s day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro’s work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans while illuminating Shakespeare’s portrayal of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. In a new preface, Shapiro reflects upon what he has learned about intolerance since the first publication of Shakespeare and the Jews.
Additional ISBNs: 0231178670, 023110345X, 9780231178679, 9780231103459
Shakespeare and the Jews 20th Edition is written by James Shapiro and published by Columbia University Press. The Digital and eTextbook ISBNs for Shakespeare and the Jews are 9780231541879, 0231541872 and the print ISBNs are 9780231178679, 0231178670.