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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24368

Title: Deconstructing the Transhistorical in Contemporary Productions of The Merchant of Venice
Authors: Melo, Sergio N.
Advisor: Astington, John H.
Department: Drama
Keywords: Shakespeare
performance
theory for scripted stagings
Issue Date: 21-Apr-2010
Abstract: This dissertation critiques four stagings of The Merchant of Venice observed in three theatrical cultures of the Anglophone world and argues that engaging productions of this script take into account its self-deconstructive character as one of its most decisive ordering principles. The dissertation draws on Derrida's Deconstruction, stressing that, according to the acknowledged father of the movement, texts do have transcendental traces. It discusses themes such as anti-Semitism versus ethnic intolerance,homosexuality verus somody, carnivalization, and the representation of emotions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24368
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