Antonio — a prominent merchant of Venice in a melancholic mood. Bassanio, a young Venetian of noble rank, wishes to woo the beautiful and wealthy heiress Portia of Belmont.
Explanation of Folio and Quarto Texts: Definitions and descriptions of these printing terms used in Shakespeare's time. Shakespeare's Views on Acting: Speaking through Hamlet, Shakespeare presents his opinions on how actors should perform.
The Royal Shakespeare Company: Web site of today's world-renowned Shakespeare players. Chronology of key dates in Shakespeare's Life. Chronology of Shakespeare's Works: List of the probable dates when Shakespeare wrote his plays and poems. Nutshell profiles of Shakespeare's brothers and sisters and his own children.
Summary and discussion of evidence suggesting that Shakespeare was a lifelong Roman Catholic. Shakespeare's Last Will and Testament: Complete text of Shakespeare's final words. Was Shakespeare a Seafarer?
Ships are important turning points, or plot catalysts, in many of Shakespeare plays.
What everyday life was like for Shakespeare and other London residents. Included is a glossary of occupations. The Age of Shakespeare: Shakespeare lived during a time of experiment, invention, discovery, and revolution.
This essay looks at the major events of the epoch. Whenever an ill humor oppressed Shakespeare in London, he could count on a tavern to revitalize his spirits.Contemporary Issues in The Merchant of Venice - Contemporary Issues in The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is still relevant today because it .
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Northeast Arkansas Regional Library Event 05/25/ NARL is a consortium of public libraries from Clay, Greene and Randolph Counties. Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Introduction One of the most interesting and dramatic characters in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is the rich, despised money-lending Jew Shylock.
David Henry Wilson's play Shylock's Revenge, was first produced at the University of Hamburg in , and follows the events in The Merchant of Venice.
Shylock gets his wealth back and becomes a Jew again. This is powerful stuff, but we should also point out that, elsewhere in the play, Shylock himself tends to emphasize the differences between Jews and Christians.