Critics essays and interpretations of "Othello"
Critics essays and interpretations of "The Merchant of Venice"
Major Shakespeare Scholars mostly from the past
Definitely worth a read if you are working on an essay in this area. Remember to credit the author in your bibliography, even if you do not use him.
A blog post Shakespeares-Women
These are fascinating reviews by "other readers". One excuses and glosses over Shakespeare's treatment of Shylock and another reader from Israel cannot excuse it. Read these and other well written reviews on both Amazon's sites both in the US and UK.
Contrasting reviews on the treatment of race and Shakespeare1
More fascinating reviews and interpretations by recent readers