Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice
Part of the Greenwich Exchange Student Guides series
"The Merchant of Venice" is a play that arouses conflicting passions in its audience.
It is listed as a comedy, but of the three intertwined stories, one has a tragic ending, while the other two end more or less happily.
What is the enduring appeal of this dark and troubling play?
This study tries to answer these and other questions in a stimulating and informative way.