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Re: Jewish Stereotypes
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 548.  Tuesday, 14 Sept. 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Herbert Donow <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Sep 93 09:30:50 CST
        Subj:   Jewish stereotypes
 
(2)     From:   David Richman <
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        Date:   Monday, 13 Sep 1993 16:49:12 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   RE: SHK 4.0542  Jewish Stereotypes
 
 
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From:           Herbert Donow <
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Date:           Monday, 13 Sep 93 09:30:50 CST
Subject:        Jewish stereotypes
 
An article I came across a couple of years ago might serve Milla Riggio's
purposes: "Case Studies in Censorship: Censoring The Merchant of Venice"
published in <Reference Services Review> 19 (1991): 55-69.  Thomas Nashe
also gives us an idea about contemporary Jewish stereotypes in Christs
Teares Over Jerusalem: "Let us leave of the Proverbe which we use to a cruel
dealer, saying, Goe thy waies, thou art a Jewe; and say, Goe thy waies, thou
art a Londoner.  For then Londoners, are none more hard harted and cruel."
 
Thanks also to those of you who gave me recent titles on Shakespeare
and mythology.  They were quite helpful.
 
Herb Donow,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
 
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Date:           Monday, 13 Sep 1993 16:49:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 4.0542  Jewish Stereotypes
Comment:        RE: SHK 4.0542  Jewish Stereotypes
 
Anthony Hecht, in a book of essays called *Obligatti* has an interesting
essay on *Merchant of Venice* that delves deeply into medieval and Renaissance
views of Jews and Judaism.  The essay is a fine place to start, because he
cites many sources.  Good luck.
 
David Richman
 

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