The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Theatre, Shakespeare
Paperback Published on: 09/04/2015
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The Merchant of Venice
a wonderful introduction to shakespeare
All the Shakespearean motifs in one play - a brilliant introduction to the playwright
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Synopsis

'The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul' John Dryden Antonio, a Venetian merchant, wishes to help his friend get money to impress a rich heiress. But he is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical, abused Jewish moneylender, Shylock, and signs a chilling contract to honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh. An ambiguous, complex and controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice, marriage, money and the true nature of justice in an unforgiving world. Used and Recommended by the National Theatre General Editor Stanley Wells Edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant Introduction by Peter Holland

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141396545
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 179g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm

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