The Merchant of Venice

Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The ...

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408318121

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages. 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... A dramatic retelling of this classic Shakespeare story. Have you read all of The Shakespeare Stories books? Available in this series: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, and King Lear.

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

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 ...

Author: S.S. Agarwalla

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171565832

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Page: 288

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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

Although generally considered a comedy, this play has an underlying plot of considerable moral dimension.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224313

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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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 and Other Stories from Shakespeare s Plays

Harold Bloom on "The Merchant of Venice": "Shylock's prose is Shakespeare's best before Falstaff's...His utterances manifest a spirit so potent, malign, and negative as to be unforgettable."

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195854312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 89

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Harold Bloom on "The Merchant of Venice": "Shylock's prose is Shakespeare's best before Falstaff's...His utterances manifest a spirit so potent, malign, and negative as to be unforgettable."

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

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.

Author: S. P. Cerasano

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

View: 671

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

An audio version of "The Merchant of Venice".

Author: Simon Russell Beale

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780754070580

Category:

Page: 69

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An audio version of "The Merchant of Venice". It is one of a series of eight audio cassette productions of Shakespeare's plays which also include a plot summary, an "Introduction to Shakespeare", by Leon Garfield and "Shakespeare Today" by Rex Gibson.

Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

The award-winning author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shares his incisive meditations and commentary on each of the great Shakespearean comedies, tragedies, and history plays in a series that also includes the full text of ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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The award-winning author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shares his incisive meditations and commentary on each of the great Shakespearean comedies, tragedies, and history plays in a series that also includes the full text of each play, with editorial revisions by the critic, in each volume.

The Merchant of Venice

Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

Author: Vicki K. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

View: 409

Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

The Merchant of Venice

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

Author: Jennifer Mulherin

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 9781842340592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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

Shakespeare Made Easy The Merchant of Venice

Complements Barron's Shakespeare Made Easy texts or can be used alone. Sets the stage for student comprehension with background material on each play. Builds appreciation for Shakespear's works with thought-provoking reviews.

Author: Tanya Grosz

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825151002

Category: Drama

Page: 44

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Complements Barron's Shakespeare Made Easy texts or can be used alone. Sets the stage for student comprehension with background material on each play. Builds appreciation for Shakespear's works with thought-provoking reviews.

The merchant of venice A play

The pound of flesh and the choice of the casket are the two themes which make this memorable, and somewhat mystifying.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780001388482

Category: English drama

Page: 89

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The pound of flesh and the choice of the casket are the two themes which make this memorable, and somewhat mystifying. For in spite of the drama of Shylock's aborted revenge against his persecutors, the play is a comedy, and a romantic one at that, as the fifth act makes clear. the play was probably written in 1956.

Merchant Of Venice

shakespeare's stories.

Author: Edited by W. Turner

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121908973

Category: Fiction

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shakespeare's stories.

The Merchant of Venice Annotated by Henry N Hudson with an Introduction by Charles Harold Herford

This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, and includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781420953367

Category:

Page: 104

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Believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598, William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" is considered by some critics as one of his "problem plays." The controversy over the work stems from its portrayal of the character Shylock, a rich Jewish moneylender. The stereotypical depiction of Jews as avaricious usurers was common to the drama of the Elizabethan period. The story centers on the love of Bassanio, a young Venetian nobleman, who wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Having squandered his estate, Bassanio turns to Antonio, the titular Merchant of Venice, for a loan. However, since Antonio has his money invested in merchandise at sea, Bassanio must turn to Shylock for the loan. Shylock, after much reluctance, agrees to make the loan on the condition that if it cannot be repaid he may extract a pound of flesh from Antonio. This controversial characterization of the vengeful Jewish moneylender has been criticized by some as blatantly anti-Semitic, while others have read the play as a plea for tolerance, citing Shylock a sympathetic character. With elements of both comedy and tragedy "The Merchant of Venice" is a work that to this day has continued to defy classification. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, and includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford.

The Merchant of Venice

Examines how directors have dealt with the problem of anti-semitism in staging Shakespeare's play over the past century, with a review of an Elizabethan performance as comparison.

Author: James C. Bulman

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719027468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Examines how directors have dealt with the problem of anti-semitism in staging Shakespeare's play over the past century, with a review of an Elizabethan performance as comparison. Among the seven productions considered are the 1970 Miller/Olivier, the 1987 Alexander/Sher, and two televised versions. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Merchant of Venice The State of Play

This collection of essays offers a 'freeze frame' that showcases a range of current debates and ideas surrounding the play. Each chapter has been carefully selected for its originality and relevance to your needs.

Author: M. Lindsay Kaplan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135011023X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, whose elements resonate even more profoundly in the current climate of rising racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment, queerphobia and right-wing nationalism. This collection of essays offers a 'freeze frame' that showcases a range of current debates and ideas surrounding the play. Each chapter has been carefully selected for its originality and relevance to your needs. Essays offer new perspectives that provide an up-to-date understanding of what's exciting and challenging about the play. Key themes and topics include: · Race and religion · Gender and sexuality · Philosophy · Animal studies · Adaptations and performance history

Visions of Venice in Shakespeare

The essays in this volume consider Venice a real as well as symbolic landscape that needs to be explored in its multiple resonances, both in Shakespeare's historical context and in the later tradition of reconfiguring one of the most ...

Author: Dr Laura Tosi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476391

Category: Drama

Page: 278

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Despite the growing critical relevance of Shakespeare's two Venetian plays and a burgeoning bibliography on both The Merchant of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt extensively with the relationship between Shakespeare and Venice. Setting out to offer new perspectives to a traditional topic, this timely collection fills a gap in the literature, addressing the new historical, political and economic questions that have been raised in the last few years. The essays in this volume consider Venice a real as well as symbolic landscape that needs to be explored in its multiple resonances, both in Shakespeare's historical context and in the later tradition of reconfiguring one of the most represented cities in Western culture. Shylock and Othello are there to remind us of the dark sides of the myth of Venice, and of the inescapable fact that the issues raised in the Venetian plays are tremendously topical; we are still haunted by these theatrical casualties of early modern multiculturalism.

The Merchant of Venice

The plays in this series are becoming increasingly popular for student resources in schools as English and Drama teachers discover their fabulous teaching and learning qualities.

Author: Aidan Coleman

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1921411597

Category: Drama

Page: 170

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Even the most resolutely disengaged students can finally 'discover' and thrill to the rhythms and passions of Shakespeare's plays! Award-winning teachers and Shakespearean scholars have extensively trialled their approach to teaching Shakespeare's plays in the classroom, and this series is the result! The plays in this series are becoming increasingly popular for student resources in schools as English and Drama teachers discover their fabulous teaching and learning qualities.

The Merchant of Venice As You Like It

Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789353835361

Category: Drama

Page: 330

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The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge.

Shakespeare Stories

An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.

Author: Leon Garfield

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395861400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 287

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An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.