Abstract

This essay uses the different contemporary reactions of British critics and Jews to uncover the different facets of Richard Cumberland’s understudied play The Jew (1794), which help to explain its enormous popularity among gentiles and the lack of enthusiasm among Jews, then moves across the Atlantic to examine the very different reception the play received from reviewers and audiences in America.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1948-5077
Print ISSN
0271-9274
Pages
pp. 84-106
Launched on MUSE
2014-03-25
Open Access
No
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