The Merchant of Venice
Score: 4
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The Merchant of Venice


  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 2915145 Bytes


The merchant Antonio promises Shylock that if he defaults on his borrowing, he will pay the Jewish money-lender a pound of his flesh. When he can't pay, Shylock insists on his bond. The case goes to court and Bassanio and his new bride Portia finesse some legal loopholes to save their friend....

The Merchant of Venice
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 9351830 Bytes


In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all.Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero.Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that “droppeth as the gent...

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139835251


The Merchant of Venice Book Description :

The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock....

The Merchant of Venice
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300115644


The Merchant of Venice Book Description :

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible—and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock)....

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: English drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : IND:32000006245668


The Merchant of Venice Book Description :

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The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare


  • Author : S.S. Agarwalla
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release Date : 1997-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8171565832


The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare Book Description :

The Merchant Of Venice Bases Its Dramatic Logic On The New Testament Premise That You Get What You Give, And The Play S Consistent Enactment Of This Looking-Glass Logic Creates A World In Which Mirroring Is A Major Internal Principle Of Order. The Indian Philosophy, Distilled In Our Vedas, Puranas And Epics, Speaks In Almost The Same Vein. Shylock Is Cunning, Cruel And Implacable. For Centuries, The Shylocks Of India, In Various Garbs, Have Tried And Succeeded Partially, To Get Their Pounds Of Flesh From Their Victims. Usury Was Condemned In The Elizabethan Period But We, In India, Still Nourish It. Secondly, Shylock S Sense Of Jessica Is Anti-Human As Well As Anti¬Social. He Is Aware Of Her As Of An Item Of Inventory, As Many Father, In India, Do W...

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9798602210231


The Merchant of Venice Book Description :

In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father's will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all.Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero.Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that "droppeth as the gentle r...

The Merchant of Venice
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Merchant of Venice


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1750
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:590901088


The Merchant of Venice Book Description :

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