"What may words say--?" : a reading of The merchant of Venice / Inge Leimberg.

'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical c...

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Main Author: Leimberg, Inge
Format: eBook
Published: Madison [N.J.] : Lanham, Md. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Beginning to read; 1. "What do you call the play?"; 2. "Good sentences ... ; Act 1: The Merchant and the Maxims; Scene 1. "otherwise friendship would bee a meere merchandise; Scene 2. "choose you this day whom you will serve"; Scene 3. "Be not thou one ... of those who are sureties for debts"; Act 2: Departure; Scene 1. "what braggardism is this?"; Scene 2. "Give him a livery"; Scene 3. "Farewell good Launcelot"; Scene 3. (continued). "We paint the devil foul ... "; Scene 4. "Will you prepare you for this masque to-night?"; Scene 5. "Lock up my doors ... "; Scene 6. "No masque tonight ..."
  • Scene 7. "I stand for sacrifice"Scene 8. "by some nuntius to recount the things"; Scene 9. "Hanging and wiving goes by destiny"; Act 3: The Choice; Scene 1. "if you wrong us shall we not revenge?"; Scene 2. "If you do love me, you will find me out"; Scene 3. "The duke cannot deny the course of law"; Scene 4. "purchasing the semblance of my soul"; Scene 5. "So fare you well till we shall meet again"; Act 4: The Trial; Scene 1. "I will sing of mercy and judgment"; Scene 2. "This ring I do accept most thankfully"; Act 5: Homecoming; Scene 1. "delightful pleasing harmony"; Retrospect.
  • The Somonynge of Eueryman"By fygure a morall Playe"; God; Death; Fellowship; Kindred and Cousin; Goods; Knowledge and Good Deeds; Confession; "a sure rekenynge"; "grete ioy and melody"; Bibliography.