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Re: Shylock's Daughter
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1559  Tuesday, 22 August 2000.

From:           John Drakakis <
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Date:           Monday, 21 Aug 2000 20:20:09 +0100
Subject: 11.1545 Re: Shylock's Daughter
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.1545 Re: Shylock's Daughter

I haven't read Shylock's daughter yet, but I've taken steps to try to
get a copy. Is Florence Amit saying that The Merchant of Venice is not
an anti-Semitic play?  And that Shakespeare is actually parodying racial
stereotypes?

I'd be interested to hear more...

John Drakakis

> Yes, bogeymen and witches are also permitted by parents. The story is
> the illusion of a dominant culture stereotype that Shakespeare took
> pains to parody.
 

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