Resources for the Study of The Merchant of Venice

E-text of The Merchant of Venice M.I.T.’s searchable text of the play.

Bibliography of Critical Essays on The Merchant of Venice

Internet Jewish History Sourcebook
Selected Studies of Merchant of Venice:

Andrews, Mark Edwin. Law Versus Equity in The Merchant Of Venice; A Legalization of Act IV, Scene I. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1965.

Barnet, Sylvan. Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Merchant of Venice: a Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970.

Bloom, Allan David. “On Christian and Jew: The Merchant of Venice.” In Giants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Shylock. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Bullough, Geoffrey. Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. London: Routledge and Paul; New York: Columbia University Press, 1957-75.

Bulman, James C. The Merchant of Venice. Manchester, U.K.; New York, N.Y.: Manchester University Press; New York: Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

Clark, Cumberland. A Study of the Merchant of Venice. London: Printed by Wass Pritchard & Co., 1927.

Conolly, L. W. “The Merchant of Venice and the Jew Bill of 1753.” Shakespeare Quarterly 25 (1974): 125-127.

Danson, Lawrence. The Harmonies of The Merchant Of Venice. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.

Dessen, Alan. “The Elizabethan Stage Jew.” Modern Language Quarterly 35 (1974).

Elze, Karl. “The Merchant of Venice.” In Essays on Shakespeare. Dora L. Schmitz, trans. London: Macmillan and Co., 1874.

Grebanier, Bernard D. N. The Truth about Shylock. New York: Random House, 1962.

Gross, John J. Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Hansen, Matthew Carl. Journeys of Shakespearience: Fathers and Daughters in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1993 Productions of The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and The Tempest. Thesis: Washington and Lee University, 1994.

Ledebur, Ruth von. “Reading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with German Students.” In Reading plays: Interpretation and Reception. Hanna Scolnicov & Peter Holland, eds. Cambridge [England]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Lelyveld, Toby Bookholtz. Shylock on the Stage. Cleveland, Ohio: Press of Western Reserve University, 1960.

Lewisohn, Ludwig. The Last Days of Shylock. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1931.

Perret, Marion D. “Shakespeare’s Jew: Preconception and Performance.” Shakespeare Studies 20 (1987): 261-268.

Popkin, Richard. “A Jewish Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Quarterly 40.3 (Fall 1989): 329-331.

Shapiro, James S. Shakespeare and the Jews. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Sinsheimer, Hermann. Shylock, the History of a Character. New York: B. Blom, 1947, 1963.

Spencer, Christopher. The Genesis of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, 1988.

Stonex, A. B. “Money Lending and Money Lenders in England during the 16th &17th Centuries.” In Schelling Anniversary Papers / by His Former Students. New York: The Century Co., 1923.

Stratton, C. “Act Four of The Merchant of Venice on the Stage.” In Schelling Anniversary Papers by His Former Students. New York: The Century Co., 1923.

Yaffe, Martin D. Shylock and the Jewish Question. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.