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 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."


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: 9789350364598

Category: Drama

Page: 200

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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a paraphrased version and gives brief background on the author, the sources of the play, society in Elizabethan England, and the play's plot, themes, characters, and figures of speech.

Visions of Venice in Shakespeare

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 about early modern globalization, multiculturalism, and multiple social and ...

Author: Laura Tosi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409405474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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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. 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 about early modern globalization, multiculturalism, and multiple social and ethnic identities.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

William Shakespeare s The Merchant of Venice

This Is The First Ever Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography On Indian English Fiction.

Author: Ratri Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126904723

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Page: 184

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This Is The First Ever Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography On Indian English Fiction. It Is Intended To Be A Primary Source Book To Be Used By The Teachers And Scholars As Well. This Would Be A Guide Book For All Young Scholars Who Venture Into The Large Field Of Indian English Fiction.This Book Contains About 10,900 Entries, Both Primary And Secondary, Of About 8100 Books And Articles By Scholars And Critics And 2800 Entries Of Primary Sources.The Book Undertakes To Examine The Work Of About 1150 Authors And About 1650 Critics Who Evaluated The Work Of Authors.There Is A Growing Interest In Indian English Literature In General, And Indian English Fiction In Particular, Both Among The Teachers And The Research Scholars In The Last Three Decades. In This Context The Book Offers Detailed Annotations Which Serve As An Introduction Both To The Authors And Their Work.


Shakespeare Casket Story from Merchant of Venice

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Shakespeare Window by Loraine Pratt Immen — with Song and Story . Design ...

Author: Loraine Pratt Immen

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Page: 21

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Merchant of Venice

five plays produced during this time are dramatic romances , based on themes of
forgiveness and reunion : Pericles , of which only the best portion appears to be
Shakespeare ' s , Cymbeline , The Tempest , and The Winter ' s Tale . The fifth is
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Author: William Shakespeare

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Category: Jews

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The Character of Shylock in the Merchant of Venice

On the other hand there is the romantic love story between Portia and Bassanio located in remote Belmont, which is the actual trigger for the conflict between Antonio and Shylock and also brings a solution to it.

Author: Michael Burger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638942759

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Page: 20

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Augsburg, course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice surely can be considered one of the playwright's greatest works. Still today critics are not fully aware of its actual meaning and there are many different opinions of how this play is to be interpreted. As a matter of fact we can say that Shakespeare has created one of the most diverse plays in the history of drama. Containing two equally important plot-lines and several sub-plots it is very difficult to make out even one main character or to be absolutely sure about their variety of intentions. On the one hand there is one of the main characters, the Jew Shylock, "a comic antagonist far more important than any such figure had been in his [Shakespeare's] earlier comedies," who plays the role of a non-Christian villain. And opposing him we have the Venetian society with all its flaws and hypocrisies which are pointed out during the conflict with Shylock. On the other hand there is the romantic love story between Portia and Bassanio located in remote Belmont, which is the actual trigger for the conflict between Antonio and Shylock and also brings a solution to it. This solution is due to Portia's cunning and liberation as a woman, which can be seen in her disguising as the judge in order to be able to save Antonio's life; there are only two qualities which are supposed to be quite unusual for a female character of that time. But at the same time she has to fulfil her typical role as "a faithful daughter whatever the consequence," yielding to fate by obeying her father's will. And Portia is not the only ambigous and exceptional figure of the play.

The Merchant of Venice Workbook for ICSE Students

The play can indeed be a source of great learning. This workbook is an attempt to explore the aforesaid aspects as well as comprehend the beauty of Shakespeare’s rhetoric.

Author: Wallace Jacob

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1645879887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 302

View: 670

The Merchant of Venice is a didactic play which dwells on love, friendship, sacrifice, revenge, elopement, atonement, domestic skirmishes, legal convolutions, and the complexities of life. The play can indeed be a source of great learning. This workbook is an attempt to explore the aforesaid aspects as well as comprehend the beauty of Shakespeare’s rhetoric. While reading the play The Merchant of Venice, the reader might come across terms/nouns such as Janus, Nestor, Oracle, Jason, Sibylla, Diana, Midas, Pythagoras, Troilus, Cressid, Thisbe, Dido, Medea, Orpheus, Erebus, Endymion . . . These terms/nouns have been explicated in this workbook.

Shakespeare s Comedy of The Merchant of Venice

There are many analogues in European and Oriental literature to the two stories
which constitute the main plot of The Merchant of Venice . As far as the pound of
Aesh and the lady - judge is concerned , the Italian story in the Pecorone of Ser ...

Author: William Shakespeare

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Category: Jews

Page: 130

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The text here used is that of the 'Cambridge' edition.

Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice

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Author: William Shakespeare

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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.