The merchant of Venice

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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).
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display_description The Merchant of Venice is an intriguing drama of love, greed, and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists on the enforcement of a binding contract that will cost the life of the merchant Antonio — inciting Portia to mount a memorable defense. In this richly plotted drama, Shylock, whom Shakespeare endowed with all of the depth and vitality of his greatest characters, is not alone in his villainy. In scene after scene, a large cast of ambitious and scheming characters demonstrates that honesty is a quality often strained where matters of love and money are concerned. The gravity and suspense of the play's central plot, together with its romance, have made The Merchant of Venice a favorite of audiences, and one of the most studied and performed of Shakespeare's plays. It is reprinted here from an authoritative text, complete with explanatory footnotes.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Comedies, DRAMA / Shakespeare, Drama, Electronic books, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh -- European, Jews -- Italy -- Drama, Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- Drama, Moneylenders -- Drama, Shakespeare -- DRAMA, Venice (Italy) -- Drama
title_display The merchant of Venice
title_full The Merchant of Venice [eBook] Shakespeare, William., The merchant of Venice / William Shakespeare ; fully annotated, with an introduction, by Burton Raffel ; with an essay by Harold Bloom, The merchant of Venice / edited by Kenneth Myrick, The merchant of Venice [eAudio] / William Shakespeare
title_short The merchant of Venice
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