The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781492790433

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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William Shakespeare: 'The Merchant of Venice'

Author: Boika Sokolova

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847600999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 111

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This book offers a pedagogical analysis of Shakespeare’s complex and controversial play in its Elizabethan and modern contexts. It discusses Shakespeare's life, education, and literary career; the genre of romantic comedy; the characters of the play; the themes and tropes of otherness, loss and gain, xenophobia, flesh and blood, caskets and cultural codes, love and money, ‘The quality of mercy’ and ‘Parchment bonds.’

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224313

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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Edited, introduced and annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial. The text may seem anti-Semitic; yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature. Shylock, though vanquished in the law-court, often triumphs in the theatre. In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations. What results is a bitter-sweet drama. Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes the operations of prejudice. Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.

The Merchant of Venice

Critical Essays

Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136017585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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This volume is a collection of all-new original essays covering everything from feminist to postcolonial readings of the play as well as source queries and analyses of historical performances of the play. The Merchant of Venice is a collection of seventeen new essays that explore the concepts of anti-Semitism, the work of Christopher Marlowe, the politics of commerce and making the play palatable to a modern audience. The characters, Portia and Shylock, are examined in fascinating detail. With in-depth analyses of the text, the play in performance and individual characters, this book promises to be the essential resource on the play for all Shakespeare enthusiasts.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: Granville Barker

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews in literature.

Page: 70

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One of twelve volumes for the student of Shakespeare, whether in the theatre class or the literature class, for the actors, and for the directors.

The Merchant of Venice

A Guide to the Play

Author: Vicki K. Janik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313309441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: Jennifer Mulherin,Norman Bancroft-Hunt

Publisher: Cherrytree Books

ISBN: 9781842340592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the plot, characters, and historical background of the Shakespeare play.

William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Author: Ratri Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126904723

Category:

Page: 184

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This Is The First Ever Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography On Indian English Fiction. It Is Intended To Be A Primary Source Book To Be Used By The Teachers And Scholars As Well. This Would Be A Guide Book For All Young Scholars Who Venture Into The Large Field Of Indian English Fiction.This Book Contains About 10,900 Entries, Both Primary And Secondary, Of About 8100 Books And Articles By Scholars And Critics And 2800 Entries Of Primary Sources.The Book Undertakes To Examine The Work Of About 1150 Authors And About 1650 Critics Who Evaluated The Work Of Authors.There Is A Growing Interest In Indian English Literature In General, And Indian English Fiction In Particular, Both Among The Teachers And The Research Scholars In The Last Three Decades. In This Context The Book Offers Detailed Annotations Which Serve As An Introduction Both To The Authors And Their Work.

Merchant of Venice, The by William Shakespeare (MAXnotes)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673158

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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REA's MAXnotes for Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Merchant of Venice of William Shakespeare

Author: S.S. Agarwalla

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171565832

Category:

Page: 288

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The Merchant Of Venice Bases Its Dramatic Logic On The New Testament Premise That You Get What You Give, And The Play S Consistent Enactment Of This Looking-Glass Logic Creates A World In Which Mirroring Is A Major Internal Principle Of Order. The Indian Philosophy, Distilled In Our Vedas, Puranas And Epics, Speaks In Almost The Same Vein. Shylock Is Cunning, Cruel And Implacable. For Centuries, The Shylocks Of India, In Various Garbs, Have Tried And Succeeded Partially, To Get Their Pounds Of Flesh From Their Victims. Usury Was Condemned In The Elizabethan Period But We, In India, Still Nourish It. Secondly, Shylock S Sense Of Jessica Is Anti-Human As Well As Anti¬Social. He Is Aware Of Her As Of An Item Of Inventory, As Many Father, In India, Do With Their Daughters.Bassanio Must Have Learnt From Shylock S Example: A Wrong, Even A Small One, Is Always A Wrong And Calls Forth Its Own Punishment Automatically, For, As We Shall See, In Dr. Agarwalla S Interpretation Of The Play, The Law Sleeps Only Until Unoffended, When It Reacts By Reflecting The Offence In Kind. The Law Has No Power To Make Anyone Choose To Do Right, It Can Only Punish Those Who Do Wrong. The Prince Of Morocco, Like Any Prince Of Yester-Years, In India, Is Chivalrous, Amorous, Gracious And Sexually Virile. It Was Unkind Of Portia To Say Uncomplimentary Words For Him But She, Like White-Skinned Ladies, Have Always Done So In The Past And Are Doing It, At Present. Thus The Merchant Of Venice Is As Much Relevant To Indians As It Was And Is To The English And To The World, In General. Dr. Shyam S. Agarwalla Gives A New Approach, A New Presentation And A New Direction To The Reading And Critical Analysis Of The Play. At Times, His Critical Examination Of The Play Is Unconventional, Provocative But Nonetheless Educative. That Marks Him Off From Other Indian Editors Of The Merchant.

The Character of Shylock in the Merchant of Venice

Author: Michael Burger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638942759

Category:

Page: 20

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Augsburg, course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice surely can be considered one of the playwright's greatest works. Still today critics are not fully aware of its actual meaning and there are many different opinions of how this play is to be interpreted. As a matter of fact we can say that Shakespeare has created one of the most diverse plays in the history of drama. Containing two equally important plot-lines and several sub-plots it is very difficult to make out even one main character or to be absolutely sure about their variety of intentions. On the one hand there is one of the main characters, the Jew Shylock, "a comic antagonist far more important than any such figure had been in his [Shakespeare's] earlier comedies," who plays the role of a non-Christian villain. And opposing him we have the Venetian society with all its flaws and hypocrisies which are pointed out during the conflict with Shylock. On the other hand there is the romantic love story between Portia and Bassanio located in remote Belmont, which is the actual trigger for the conflict between Antonio and Shylock and also brings a solution to it. This solution is due to Portia's cunning and liberation as a woman, which can be seen in her disguising as the judge in order to be able to save Antonio's life; there are only two qualities which are supposed to be quite unusual for a female character of that time. But at the same time she has to fulfil her typical role as "a faithful daughter whatever the consequence," yielding to fate by obeying her father's will. And Portia is not the only ambigous and exceptional figure of the play.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412814

Category: Drama

Page: 158

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The Merchant of Venice is classed as one of Shakespeare's comedies, but is more often remembered for its dramatic characters and situations. Though the villain of the piece, the Jewish moneylender Shylock is often the most prominent and well-remembered character of the play. As he can be played and directed either sympathetically or wholly villainous, the play remains a highly contentious piece of theater.

Shakespeare

The merchant of Venice; a casebook

Author: John Wilders

Publisher: Aurora Publishing Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 249

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New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: Gareth Hinds

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076363025X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

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To win the love of fair Portia, young Bassanio entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock, in this graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy.

William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' - Comedy, Tragedy Or Problem Play?

Author: Anni St.

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656136653

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Hauptseminar Shakespeare's Comedies, language: English, abstract: The first question that Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice raises is "What kind of play is this? Is it a comedy, a tragedy or a problem play?" The Merchant of Venice is believed to be written between 1596 and 1598. Already from the very beginning, hardly any other play has experienced so many diverse receptions after its publication. In his essay on The Merchant of Venice, Walter Cohen comments that "no other Shakespeare comedy before All's Well That Ends Well (1602) and Measure for Measure (1604), perhaps no other Shakespeare comedy at all, has excited comparable controversy." Although the title page of the first edition of the play "The Most Excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice" (first print in 1600) suggested it to be a history play, it had initially been classified as a comedy. In 1623, Heminges and Condell placed The Merchant of Venice among the comedies in the First Folio of Shakespeare's works. However, many readers, actors, directors and playgoers still argue about the genre of the play. They have difficulties in defining The Merchant of Venice as a comedy as the following quotation shows: "Indeed, seen from any angle, The Merchant of Venice is not a very funny play, and we might gain a lot if, for the moment, we ceased to be bullied by its inclusion in the comedies." Today, The Merchant of Venice is often read and played more like a problem play or even a tragedy. The following term paper deals with the classification of the literary genre of The Merchant of Venice. Does the play belong to the category of comedies or shall it rather be identified as a tragedy or problem play? To assign the play to a specific category, it is necessary to shortly present the criteria of the genres comedy, tragedy and problem play. In chapter 3, the pl"

The Merchant of Venice (English German Edition illustrated)

Der Kaufmann von Venedig (Englisch Deutsch Ausgabe illustriert)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635370795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont. Bassanio approaches his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice who has previously and repeatedly bailed him out. Antonio agrees, but since he is cash-poor – his ships and merchandise are busy at sea – he promises to cover a bond if Bassanio can find a lender, so Bassanio turns to the Jewish moneylender Shylock and names Antonio as the loan's guarantor. Shylock is at first reluctant to grant the loan, citing abuse he has suffered at Antonio's hand. He finally agrees to lend the sum to Bassanio without interest upon one condition: if Bassanio is unable to repay it at the specified date, Shylock may take a pound of Antonio's flesh. Antonio, ein venezianischer Kaufmann, möchte seinen Freund Bassanio unterstützen, der auf Freiersfüßen wandelt: Bassanio hat sich in Portia, eine reiche junge Adelige, verliebt, und die Brautwerbung verspricht teuer, letztlich aber auch sehr lukrativ zu werden. Um dem Freund mit dem nötigen Geld unter die Arme greifen zu können, macht Antonio selber Schulden, und zwar bei dem jüdischen Geldverleiher Shylock. Shylock, der von den Christen Venedigs verachtet, von Antonio öffentlich beleidigt wird, und der seinerseits Antonio stellvertretend für alle Christen hasst, bietet im Gegensatz zu seiner üblichen Zinspraxis an, diesmal auf Zinsen zu verzichten. Als Sicherheit verlangt er, scheinbar zum Spaß, nur dies: Gelingt es dem Schuldner nicht, das geliehene Geld rechtzeitig zurückzuzahlen, so hat Shylock Anspruch auf „ein Pfund Fleisch“ aus Antonios Körper. Antonio willigt ein und unterschreibt einen entsprechenden Schuldschein, ist er sich doch sicher, dass seine Handelsschiffe, die zurzeit auf großer Fahrt sind, bald reich beladen nach Venedig zurückkehren werden.