The Merchant of Venice

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.

Author: Andrew Matthews

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781408305041

Category: Children's stories

Page: 51

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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

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 The Novel Shakespeare s Classic Play Retold As a Novel

The story follows Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, who wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. This book is part of an expanding series that retells Shakespeare into fiction.

Author: Thomas Flesh

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 1629171425

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 199

Have you ever thought of Shakespeare as a fast-paced, comedy-filled, page-turning…novel?! Shakespeare plays on stage make for fantastic theatrics! But when you read it as a book…some of it’s glory can be lost. This novelization of The Merchant of Venice uses a more modern language and narration to capture the story as a novel. The story follows Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, who wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. This book is part of an expanding series that retells Shakespeare into fiction.

The Merchant of Venice

Presents the story of Antonio who risks his life to borrow money from his enemy, Shylock, and is saved by Portia, an heiress posing as a lawyer Great pains have been taken to follow Shakespeare's intentions with regard to the act and scene ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553212990

Category: Drama

Page: 129

View: 877

Presents the story of Antonio who risks his life to borrow money from his enemy, Shylock, and is saved by Portia, an heiress posing as a lawyer

Merchant of Venice

Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812035704

Category: Drama

Page: 240

View: 783

Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include: Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective. Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers. Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.

The Merchant of Venice

Suitable for all secondary level study up to GCSE/Standard Grade, this edition contains two sets of differentiated activities at the end of each act. The activities are designed to develop student understanding of the play and its themes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224313

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 183

Suitable for all secondary level study up to GCSE/Standard Grade, this edition contains two sets of differentiated activities at the end of each act. The activities are designed to develop student understanding of the play and its themes.

The Merchant of Venice

Featuring new revised activities, as well as images taken from a number of different interpretations of the play, this edition also includes expanded sections on characters, language and performance history to offer support at a number of ...

Author: Robert Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107615399

Category: Drama

Page: 216

View: 350

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

Far more than just a copy of the play, this text includes commentary, informative notes, and production notes for The merchant of Venice.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 9781411400856

Category: Drama

Page: 306

View: 981

Far more than just a copy of the play, this text includes commentary, informative notes, and production notes for The merchant of Venice.

The Merchant of Venice

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 rain from heaven.” The authoritative edition of The Merchant of Venice from ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780743477567

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 211

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 rain from heaven.” The authoritative edition of The Merchant of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Alexander Leggatt The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

The Oxford Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice

The text, based on fresh examination of the early editions, is presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Unfailingly lucid and helpful, this is an ideal edition for students, actors, and the general reader.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 241

View: 920

The story of Antonio, the merchant of Venice, who borrows money from Jewish moneylender Shylock and the disguised Portia, Antonio's love, who defends Antonio in court when Shylock demands "his pound of flesh" for failure to repay the loan with interest.


The Merchant of Venice

These popular Shakespeare editions attractively presented and designed to make Shakespeare relevant to students.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786607

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 126

View: 110

These popular Shakespeare editions attractively presented and designed to make Shakespeare relevant to students. The plays are initially summarised in lively line illustrations that present the story in pictures to assist students to recognise the plot and major issues. This is followed by an introduction to Shakespeare's life, historical background and settings, and the attitudes of the period. The full text of the play is included with copious notes on language, historical significance and cross-references to other scenes. All are near A4 in size.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice of the Ratna Sagar Shakespeare Series is enriched with text based on the A W Verity edition, line-by-line translation of text into modern English, plenty of short notes that explain and interpret the text, summary of ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Ratna Sagar P Limited

ISBN: 9789350364604

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 293

The Merchant of Venice of the Ratna Sagar Shakespeare Series is enriched with text based on the A W Verity edition, line-by-line translation of text into modern English, plenty of short notes that explain and interpret the text, summary of each scene, as well as useful commentary on the life and times of Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, literary sources, characters, figures of speech, and artwork that brings to life significant episodes in the story. This enriched edition of The Merchant of Venice has exhaustive annotations and notes. Set in Venice and Belmont, the play deals with the themes of friendship, mercy, trust, money, and prejudice. It depicts many aspects of the society of the times - social classes and segregation, and trading and commerce. The play opens with Antonio, the merchant of Venice, troubled about his ships at sea. As Bassanio enters the scene, the audience gets a clear picture of the affection that Antonio holds for him. Bassanio pours out his heart to Antonio about his desire to marry the beautiful and rich heiress Portia in Belmont. It is revealed that Bassanio is an extravagant youth, who has spent most of his inheritance, and wishes to marry Portia partly out of love, and partly to repair his fortunes. It is usual for Bassanio to ask Antonio for financial aid, and he does so now again. But Antonio's 'fortunes are at sea', and he asks Bassanio to take credit in his name from whoever is willing to lend in Venice. This leads Antonio to enter into a hazardous bond with the hard-hearted Jew Shylock. In Belmont, Portia is overwhelmed by a constant line of suitors, who come to undertake her late father's challenge and win her hand - they are required to choose from three caskets of gold, silver, and lead the one containing Portia's portrait. As every suitor fails due to his vanity or overconfidence, Bassanio arrives much to Portia's delight, for she has favoured him since the time of his first visit to Belmont. As Bassanio successfully passes the test of the caskets, his friend Gratiano expresses his desire to marry Nerissa, Portia's gentlewoman. As both couples rejoice in the union, news arrives from Venice that Antonio has failed to repay the debt in time, and is in danger of losing a pound of flesh, the penalty in his contract with Shylock. Bassanio immediately leaves for Venice with Gratiano, and so does Portia with Nerissa, but without anyone's knowledge. At the crucial trial of Antonio, Portia and Nerissa arrive at the court disguised as a young lawyer and a clerk. As Shylock remains stubborn on claiming his bond, Portia cleverly turns the tables on him, which not only saves Antonio's life but also compels Shylock to forfeit his loan and bequeath his property to his daughter and son-in-law. All characters return to Belmont, where Portia informs Antonio that his ships have been salvaged and have come to harbour. Like a typical Shakespearean comedy, the play ends on the happy note of all's well that ends well. The play has rich characterization. Portia is memorable as a gutsy herioine who resolves the conflict in the play. She stresses mercy as a divine quality as against the call for revenge by Shylock. Shylock, on the other hand, though portrayed as the antagonist of the play, is representative of those who are victims of the evils of prejudice and betrayal. Being a Jew, he is spited by Antonio and the others, which fuels his craving for revenge. Both characters have some of the most memorable speeches in the play that establish the common humanity of all races and cultures.

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

View: 257

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."

The Merchant of Venice in Hindi by Alok Srivastava

Summary: वेनिस का व्यापारी (The Merchant of Venice) मशहूर नाटककार विलियम शेक्सपियर (William Shakespeare) द्वारा रचित एक नाटक ...

Author: Alok Srivastava

Publisher: Alok Srivastava

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Summary: वेनिस का व्यापारी (The Merchant of Venice) मशहूर नाटककार विलियम शेक्सपियर (William Shakespeare) द्वारा रचित एक नाटक है। इस नाटक में, वेनिस के वैभवशाली घराने का बसैनियो बेलमंट की खूबसूरत और धनाढ्य पोर्शिया से विवाह करने की इच्छा रखता है। बसैनियो को अपनी संपत्ति को गँवाने के पश्चात्, विवाहार्थी के रूप में होने वाले व्यय के अपवहन के लिए 3000 ड्यूकैट्स की आवश्यकता है। इस समस्या को सुलझाने के लिए वह अपने मित्र एंटोनियो के पास जाता है, जिसने उसकी पहले भी कई बार सहायता की थी। एंटोनियो सहायता के लिए राज़ी हो जाता है, पर उसके पास पैसे नहीं हैं इसलिए वह कहता है कि यदि बसैनियो किसी उधार देने वाले को खोज लेगा तो वह अपने व्यापारिक जहाज के लौटने पर ऋण का भुगतान कर देगा। बसैनियो एक यहूदी साहूकार शायलॉक के पास जाता है, और एंटोनियों ऋण का भुगतान करने का उत्तरदायित्व ले लेता है। एंटोनियों के प्रति वैरभाव होने की वजह से शायलॉक इस शर्त पर ऋण देने को राज़ी हो जाता है कि यदि बसैनियो निर्धारित तिथि तक ऋण नहीं चुका पाता है, तो शायलॉक एंटोनियो से उसके मांस का एक पौंड लेगा। पोर्शिया से विवाह तय होने के बाद बसैनियो को एक पत्र मिलता है जिससे उसे पता चलता है को एंटोनियो अपने जहाजों के खो जाने की वजह से शायलॉक कर ऋण चुकाने में असक्षम हो गया था। अब शायलॉक एंटोनियो से उसके मांस का एक पौंड चाहता है जिसके लिए मामला वेनिस के ड्यूक की न्यायालय में ले जाया जाता है जहाँ एंटोनियो के जीवन और मौत का फैसला किया जाना है।

William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

A table of dates tracks the work's composition, publication, and public reception in relation to cultural and historical events of the period.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Each Longman Cultural Edition consists of the complete text of an important literary work, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations. A table of dates tracks the work's composition, publication, and public reception in relation to cultural and historical events of the period.

Merchant of Venice 2010 edition

The Merchant of Venice is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198328674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 898

The Merchant of Venice is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.


The Merchant of Venice in Plain and Simple English

Plain and Simple English books, let you see both the original and the modern text (modern text is underneath in italics)--so you can enjoy Shakespeare, but have help if you get stuck on a passage.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781475051322

Category:

Page: 130

View: 916

"To be or not to be" may be one of Shakespeare's most famous Soliloguy, but right behind it is Shylock's famous "Hath not a Jew eyes'" speech. It's a moving speech that is often over looked because, let's face it, it's old! Now you can at last understand the profound wisdom (and humor) of this classic Shakespeare comedy. If you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of The Merchant of Venice The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.