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The New International Encyclopædia
Jew of Malta, The
Edition of 1905. See also The Jew of Malta on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

JEW OF MALTA, ma̤l'tȧ, The. A tragedy by Marlowe, written at a date which is uncertain, but must have been subsequent to 1588. It was acted between 1591 and 1596, and was first published in 1633, edited by Thomas Heywood. Shakespeare was indebted to Marlowe's play for suggestions in the Merchant of Venice, though the plot was mainly taken from other sources.