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William Shakespeare · 5 Free download Read ´ The Merchant of Venice 105 In The Merchant of Venice the path to marriage is hazardous To win Portia Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her fathers 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 Libr.
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William Shakespeare · 5 Free download Read ´ The Merchant of Venice 105 Ary 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 plays famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeares language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Librarys 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 worlds largest collection of Shakespeares printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe In addition to exhibitions open to the public th.William Shakespeare · 5 Free download
William Shakespeare · 5 Free download Read ´ The Merchant of Venice 105 Roughout the year the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs Forinformation visit FolgerWilliam Shakespeare was born in April in the town of Stratford upon Avon on Englands Avon River When he was eighteen he married Anne Hathaway The couple had three childrenan older daughter Susanna and twins Judith and Hamnet Hamnet Shakespeares only son died in childhood The bulk of Shakespeares working life was spent in the theater world of London where he established himself professionally by the early s He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company Although some think that sometime between and Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford where he died in others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his deat.
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