The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

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Published by Dover in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published, Lippincott, 1888.

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Statementedited by Horace Howard Furness.
SeriesA new variorum edition of Shakespeare
ContributionsFurness, Horace Howard.
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Open LibraryOL13752433M

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Jan 01,  · "The Merchant of Venice" is the story of Antonio, the drama's title character, and his friend Bassanio. Bassanio is in need of money so that he may woo Portia, a wealthy heiress. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan and Antonio agrees to this loan, however all /5(20).

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Oct 31,  · The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed, and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors/5(20).

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE By William Shakespeare Probably written between Comments by Bob Corbett May General Note: In January I decided that I’d like to go back and read all the plays of William Shakespeare, perhaps one a month if that works out.

I hadn’t read a Shakespeare play since50 years ago. The Merchant of Venice Author: William Shakespeare, Henry Livingston Withers, Morris William Croll. Which is a pound of this poor merchant's flesh, Thou wilt not only loose the forfeiture, But, touch'd with human gentleness and love, Forgive a moiety of the principal; Glancing an eye of pity on his losses, That have of late so The merchant of Venice book on his back, Enow to press a royal merchant down And pluck commiseration of.

The Merchant of Venice is the story of a Jewish moneylender who demands that an antisemitic Christian offer “a pound of flesh” as collateral against a loan. First performed inShakespeare’s study of religious difference remains controversial. Read a character analysis of Shylock, plot summary and important quotes.

Jul 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. “The Merchant of Venice” is a play written by the famous playwright William Shakespeare.

It is currently believed to have been written between and The earliest recorded performance of the play took place at the court of King James in The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook Pages (PDF): Publication Date: Download Links (below donate buttons).

Summary Plot Overview Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains to his friends of a melancholy that he cannot explain. His friend Bassanio is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. Bassanio asks Antonio for a. Dec 29,  · The merchant of Venice book Merchant of Venice is a short story with a very basic plot, and one of little interest to me.

Bassanio comes up with some crazy plan to pay Antonio back the money that he owes. However his plan backfires and Antonio is left to pay for Bassanio's mistakes/5. William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between andand was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of Bassanio, an impoverished gentleman, uses the credit of his friend, the merchant Antonio, to borrow money from a wealthy Jew, Shylock.

This book has a very good presentation for shakespeare plays. i tried to read other versions but it was so hard for me to understand shakespeare language. regarding the story, the merchant of Venice has many good lessons, starting with real friendship, trust, love and loyality ending the play with teaching a really good lesson about forgiveness/5.

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Synopsis Antonio, the merchant in The Merchant of Venice, secures a loan from Shylock for his friend Bassanio, who seeks to court Portia. Get Merchant of Venice Workbook Answers here ICSE for class 9 and 10 - ICSE board.

Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, with 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Henry V' and 'The Merchant of Venice' as its inaugural volumes, presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works.

The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful 5/5(1). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Merchant of Venice Summary Antonio, an antisemitic merchant, takes a loan from the Jew Shylock to help his friend to court Portia.

Antonio can't repay the loan, and without mercy, Shylock demands a pound of his flesh. The heiress Portia, now the wife of Antonio's friend. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare () Portia: A Good Leader in a Crisis In the play, 'The Merchant of Venice, (Shakespeare, ), Portia is a vital and important character, because she was involved in all the decisive actions and without her, matters would never have turned out so well in the would make an excellent leader because of three important aspects.

By: William Shakespeare () William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between andand was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of Bassanio, an impoverished gentleman, uses the credit of his friend, the merchant Antonio, to borrow money from a wealthy Jew, Shylock.4/5(1).

Jessica, The Merchant of Venice The central plot of The Merchant of Venice is relatively straightforward: Antonio borrows money from Shylock to help his friend, Bassanio, court Portia, but, through misfortune, is unable to repay and is subjected to Created by: William Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice was first printed in in quarto, of which nineteen copies survive.

This was followed by a printing, and later an inclusion in the First Folio in The play was written shortly after Christopher Marlowe's immensely popular Jew of Malta (), a play wherein a Jew named Barabas plays a greatly exaggerated villain. Jul 14,  · The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between and The Merchant of Venice Summary Read the full text of The Merchant of Venice with a side-by-side translation HERE.

The Merchant of Venice opens on a street in Venice (there are streets and not just canals in Venice—who knew?) where Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains of a. The Merchant of Venice Plot summary, themes, a discussion of anti-Semitism in Elizabethan England, more.

The Merchant of Venice Reading strategies, including an anticipation guide and a KWHL chart. Portia in The Merchant of Venice This character analysis is critical of Portia. M ERCHANT OF V ENI C E (C A RD) / 1 Merchant of Venice ACT I SCENE I. Venice. A street. Enter ANTONIO, SALARINO, and SALANIO ANT ONI O In truth, I know not why I am so sad.

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Jul 03,  · The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is the story of a merchant named Bassiano, and his love, the heiress, Portia. This book also had a Jewish moneylender by the name of Shylock, and he has one of the most famous speeches about antisemitism ever written/5.

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This is one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the “pound of flesh” owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio.

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Antonio, a leading merchant of Venice, is a wealthy, respected, and popular man. Among his many friends is a young man named Bassanio, who owes Antonio a good deal of money.

Bassanio would like to repay his friend, but so far he has been unable to do so. What would have made The Merchant of Venice better. Not being one of Shakespeare's better plays, most of the first acts (60% of the play) is pretty dull with only a few bright spots.

The so-called comic relief is anything but, and the secondary characters are without personality, while the leading characters are dreary or dull. Sep 22,  · Learn English through story - The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare - audiobook with subtitles.

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The occasion is a production that looks at Jewish characters from The Merchant of Venice, The Jew of Malta, and Oliver Twist.BOOK (play): The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare RATING: 4/5 SYNOPSIS: Most people must know the plot of the I'll include a short synopsis.

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