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Shakespeare and the Jews

Analyzing the portrayal of Shylock within its historical and cultural context

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Shakespeare and the Jews: Analyzing the portrayal of Shylock within its historical and cultural context

At a time when Jews were forbidden from living in England, Shakespeare's portrayal of a Jew is shaped by complex influences, and reaches beyond stereotypical prejudices in subtle and surprising ways.
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