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The Word of the Lord to Shylock

Biblical Forms in the Translations of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to Hebrew

Atar Hadari

in the play, what may be termed Shylock’s self-justification. The two words are ‘revenge’ and ‘villainy’. … If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example

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A Structure of Antipathy

Constructing the Villain in Narrative Film

Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen

laudable. The article builds a “structure of antipathy,” an analytical framework that breaks filmic villainy into guilty intentionality, consequential action, and causal responsibility. Villains intend and desire bad outcomes (intentionality), bring about

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Happiness Against All Odds

Incestuous Desires in John Ford's ’Tis Pity She's a Whore

Christoph Ehland

this. As there are no other points of moral orientation in the claustrophobic world of Ford's play, the question is implicitly asked who could provide Giovanni with guidance in his confused emotional state? Vasques's snide remark, ‘Yet the villainy of

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Harvey's 1593 ‘To Be and Not To Be’

The Authorship and Date of the First Quarto of Hamlet

Dennis McCarthy

; that from a pleasant and wanton Comedy , finely played, return as merry as a cricket, and as light as a feather? … What say you to a spring of rankest Villainy in February and a harvest of ripest Divinity in May? May they not surcease to wonder

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David Hawkes

the word ‘fair’ came to mean ‘beautiful’ as well as ‘equal’. When in George Chapman’s Bussy D’Ambois , Charlotte is asked, ‘Shall we revenge a villainy with a villainy?’ she replies with the typical voice of the age: ‘It’s not equal?’ It is this

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‘Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?’

Alterity, Sameness and Irony in Venice

Anna Carleton Forrester

. Shylock goes on to say, ‘If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will

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Thomas Luk

as ‘dark comedy’, to use J.L. Styan’s term, 10 and as such the play becomes more problematic, because Shakespeare seems to have portrayed Shylock as an arch-villain. 11 As if to accentuate the character’s villainy, Shakespeare resorted to contrasts

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Shylock in the Cinema

Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice

Maria-Clara Versiani Galery

want to make an anti-semitic [sic] film. But he has two problems. The first is the play. The second is the medium’. According to Freedland, the problem with Merchant is Shylock’s portrayal as a character whose ‘villainy’ is ‘overtly rooted in

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A New Kind of Monster, Cowboy, and Crusader?

Gender Hegemony and Flows of Masculinities in Pixar Animated Films

Elizabeth Al-Jbouri and Shauna Pomerantz

villainy and hegemonic masculinities, this link is partially refuted when other Disney villains of the time are taken into consideration. In earlier Disney animated films, the hegemonic man is positioned as the hero relative to a villainous woman (e

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Hamlet and the 47 Ronin

Did Shakespeare Read Chushingura?

Graham Holderness

to Chushingura : the villainy of Moronao must be immediately perceptible by the audience, or the drama makes no sense. The modernising theatre director wants the more complex realisation of character proper to Western drama. This contrast is