The Jew of Malta (Paperback)

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The play opens with the character Machiavel, a Senecan ghost based on Niccol Machiavelli, introducing "the tragedy of a Jew." Machiavel expresses the cynical view that power is amoral, saying "I count religion but a childish toy, / And hold there is no sin but ignorance." Barabas begins the play in his counting-house. Stripped of all he has for protesting the Governor of Malta's seizure of the wealth of the country's whole Jewish population to pay off the warring Turks, he develops a murderous streak by, with the help of his slave Ithamore, tricking the Governor's son and his friend into fighting over the affections of his daughter, Abigal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798730741287
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2021
Pages: 130
Language: English