The Merchant Of Venice

January 1, 1988|
The Merchant Of Venice by William Shakespeare
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This is one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the “pound of flesh” owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio. Here pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglement to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New S...
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Title:The Merchant Of Venice
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 6.88 X 4.2 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 6.88 X 4.2 X 0.72 in
Published:January 1, 1988
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780553212990

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