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Q: Jessica
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 909.  Tuesday, 7 December 1993.
 
From:           Thomas A. Berson <
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Date:           Tuesday, 07 Dec 1993 09:34:34 -0800
Subject:        Q: Jessica
 
I have been thinking about Jessica, daughter to Shylock. A minor character,
perhaps, among Shakespeare's women, but a capable troublemaker nevertheless.
 
The questions are endless. What was her life like in her father's house?
Where was her mother? Why does she betray her father's trust? Does she find
what she's looking for with Lorenzo? And so on.
 
I don't believe Jessica has been discussed on Shaksper. I would be
interested in hearing from people who have played her, directed her, studied
her, or can point me in the direction of those who have.
 
Mille grazie,
--T
 

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