• "The Fiend Gives Friendly Counsel": Laucelot Gobbo and Polyglot Economics in The Merchant of Venice

    Author(s):
    Steve Mentz (see profile)
    Date:
    2003
    Group(s):
    Global Shakespeares, LLC 16th-Century English, LLC Shakespeare
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, Economic criticism
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6K84P
    Abstract:
    A focus on Launcelot Gobbo as middleman and unfaithful servant enables an expanded reading of discourses of economics in The Merchant of Venice. In addition to the mercantile modes of Antonio and Shylock, the play also includes a transactional perspective in Launcelot as well as Portia's fantasy of cornucopia. The chapter is part of Linda Woodbridge's 2003 collection, Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism (Palgrave).
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