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"Shylock in Germany"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0719  Saturday, 24 March 2001

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Mar 2001 18:33:24 -0000
Subject:        "Shylock in Germany"

Yet another addition to my "Shakespeare and His Critics" webpage is an
article on "Shylock in Germany" from the January and February 1880
editions of "The Theatre" magazine.  This contains a brief discussion of
various 19th Century German Shylocks and also a brief digression about
the possible superiority of German Shakespeare study and performance to
the British equivalent in 1880.  The author - a patriotic Englishman -
is forced to conclude that performances of Shakespeare were more common
and more popular in Germany than in Britain, and that German critics
published a larger proportion of criticism than their British
counterparts - but argues that the quality of the British response to
Shakespeare made up for the lack of quantity.

The article can be seen on :

http://ds.dial.pipex.com/thomas_larque/shy1-bea.htm

Many thanks to those who responded to my query about Greek characters on
the web (regarding Johnson).

Thomas Larque.

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