Strands Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare

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Avraham Oz
University of Delaware Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 307 pages
This book is a collection of essays on Shakespeare and his contemporaries by Israeli writers. Topic matter includes friendship and love in the Merchant of Venice, Augustinian metaphor in As You Like It, motive, and meaning in All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare's translation into Hebrew, and so forth, as well as an afterword by the editor.

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The Rival Economies of Male Friendship and Heterosexual Love in The Merchant of Venice
Jew Moor and the Boundaries of Discourse in The Merchant of Venice
St Augustine Metaphor in As You Like It
The Desire for Representation and the Rape of Voice
Identity and Agency in Shakespeares
Motive and Meaning in Alls Well That Ends Well
The Isolation of the Tragic Protagonist
The Politics of Tamburlaine and Julius Caesar
Hamlets Entrails
Othello and Woyzeck as Tragic Heroes According to Aristotle and Hegel
Coriolanus and the Compulsion to Repeat
A Study in Historical Poetics
Prosper Our Colours A CaseNoncase for National Perspectives on Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

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