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The merchant of Venice

By: Shakespeare, William Bloom, Harold(Contributions by) Raffel, Burton(Edited by)

Part of the The Annotated Shakespeare series
0300115644 / 9780300115642
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21 cm 208 p.
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Quiz No: 208898, Points 4.00, Book Level 9.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia, but lacks the necessary funds.

He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender.

When Antonio's business falters, repayment becomes impossible, and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio's flesh.

Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).


2AB English, DDS Shakespeare plays, DSGS Shakespeare studies & criticism

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