The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139835251
Release: 2003-05-01
Editor: Cambridge University Press

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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 Annotated

The Merchant of Venice Annotated
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9798747246195
Release: 2021-05
Editor: Independently Published

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The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599.Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy". The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780143130222
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin

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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon
Pages: 456
ISBN: 0415929997
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Four hundred years after its first performance, The Merchant of Venice continues to draw audiences, spark debate, and elicit controversy. This collection of new essays examines the performance and study of Shakespeare's play from a broad range of contemporary critical approaches. The contributors, drawn from four continents, build upon recent scholarship in new historicism, feminism, performance theory, and postcolonial studies to present new perspectives on the play, and offer fresh insights into its critical legacy on stage and as a literary text. A substantial introductory essay provides important historical context and surveys major critical approaches to the play over the centuries. This volume is an essential companion to The Merchant of Venice and a significant contribution to Shakespearean criticism.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Robert Smith,Rex Gibson,Richard Andrews,Vicki Wienand
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781107615397
Release: 2014-01-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. An active approach to classroom Shakespeare enables students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways. Students are encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre. Substantially revised and extended in full colour, classroom activities are thematically organised in distinctive 'Stagecraft', 'Write about it', 'Language in the play', 'Characters' and 'Themes' features. Extended glossaries are aligned with the play text for easy reference. Expanded endnotes include extensive essay-writing guidance for 'The Merchant of Venice' and Shakespeare. Includes rich, exciting colour photos of performances of 'The Merchant of Venice' from around the world.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare,John Drakakis
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781903436813
Release: 2010
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A major new edition of this much-studied and performed play.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1840224312
Release: 2000
Editor: Wordsworth Editions

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Although generally considered a comedy, this play has an underlying plot of considerable moral dimension. The three main characters, Antonio, the prosperous merchant, Shylock, the reviled usurer and the heiress Portia, are portrayed in ways untypical of Elizabethan norms.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Andrew Matthews
Pages: 51
ISBN: 1408305046
Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: Franklin Watts

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In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love, Hate and Mercy in The Merchant of Venice.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Willam Shekespeare
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788120793408
Release: 2021
Editor: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

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The series Masters of Literature presents literary giants who have delighted generations of readers with their immortal literature. William Shakespeare continues to be the greatest dramatist the world has known. His deep understanding of human nature was what made him such a popular playwright. The Merchant of Venice is a comedy, though not a light-hearted one. When Antonio, a merchant of Venice, borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, he signs a bond which states that if he does not repay the money within three months, he would have to forfeit a pound of his flesh. Three months pass and Antonio is not able to repay the money. Will Shylock be able to obtain his pound of flesh?

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 168
ISBN: UOM:39015017676944
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0748703632
Release: 1984
Editor: Nelson Thornes

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice
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Author: S. P. Cerasano
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0415240522
Release: 2004
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This student friendly book draws together text, context, criticism and performance history to provide an integrated view of one of the most dazzling works of the early modern theatre.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Edited by W. Turner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8121908973
Release: 2021
Editor: S. Chand Publishing

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shakespeare's stories.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Bill Overton
Pages: 80
ISBN: UCSC:32106009307650
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare
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Author: S.S. Agarwalla
Pages: 288
ISBN: 8171565832
Release: 1997-12
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

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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 With Their Daughters.Bassanio Must Have Learnt From Shylock S Example: A Wrong, Even A Small One, Is Always A Wrong And Calls Forth Its Own Punishment Automatically, For, As We Shall See, In Dr. Agarwalla S Interpretation Of The Play, The Law Sleeps Only Until Unoffended, When It Reacts By Reflecting The Offence In Kind. The Law Has No Power To Make Anyone Choose To Do Right, It Can Only Punish Those Who Do Wrong. The Prince Of Morocco, Like Any Prince Of Yester-Years, In India, Is Chivalrous, Amorous, Gracious And Sexually Virile. It Was Unkind Of Portia To Say Uncomplimentary Words For Him But She, Like White-Skinned Ladies, Have Always Done So In The Past And Are Doing It, At Present. Thus The Merchant Of Venice Is As Much Relevant To Indians As It Was And Is To The English And To The World, In General. Dr. Shyam S. Agarwalla Gives A New Approach, A New Presentation And A New Direction To The Reading And Critical Analysis Of The Play. At Times, His Critical Examination Of The Play Is Unconventional, Provocative But Nonetheless Educative. That Marks Him Off From Other Indian Editors Of The Merchant.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 347
ISBN: 0393925293
Release: 2006
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents Shakespeare's comedy about a creditor demanding a pound of flesh in payment of a defaulted debt and a love who must choose among three caskets in a riddle game to win the hand of a wealthy lady.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 160
ISBN: UOM:39015019950040
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: Jennifer Mulherin,Abigail Frost
Pages: 32
ISBN: 184234059X
Release: 2001
Editor: Cherrytree Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 182
ISBN: WISC:89002093391
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice
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Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9798676307264
Release: 2020-09-10
Editor: Unknown

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The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama. Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn;And such a want-wit sadness makes of me, That I have much ado to know myself.SALARINOYour mind is tossing on the ocean;There, where your argosies with portly sail, Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea, Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their wov