The Jew In Drama

Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1968. Reprint. Cloth. Green cloth stamped in silver; 340 pps. with index of plays, general index and appendix "Edmund Kean Is Not A Jew". Facsimile reprint of the original 1926 edition. The role of Jews in drama is examined in this study, beginning with Hebrew origins and traditions, the medieval stage, the emergence of the character of the usurer. Includes also chapters on Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta", Shylock, the Puritan period, Richard Cumberland, the original of Fagin, depictions of Jewish speech as portrayed by Dickens and Thackeray, Israel Zangwell, etc. Fine. Issued without dust jacket. Fine / None Issued. Item #D7483

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