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    The Merchant of Venice

    €10.00
    Bassanio, a noble but impoverished Venetian, asks his friend the merchant Antonio for a loan to impress an heiress. Antonio agrees, but is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical Jewish moneylender, Shylock, who forces him into a chilling contract, which stipulates he must honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh.
    ISBN: 9780141396545
    AuthorShakespeare, William
    SubAuthor1Holland, Peter
    SubAuthor2Holland, Peter
    Pub Date09/04/2015
    BindingPaperback
    Pages240
    AvailabilityUsually Delivered within 5 – 10 days
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    'The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul' John Dryden

    Antonio, a Venetian merchant, wishes to help his friend get money to impress a rich heiress. But he is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical, abused Jewish moneylender, Shylock, and signs a chilling contract to honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh. An ambiguous, complex and controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice, marriage, money and the true nature of justice in an unforgiving world.

    Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant
    Introduction by Peter Holland

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    'The man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul' John Dryden

    Antonio, a Venetian merchant, wishes to help his friend get money to impress a rich heiress. But he is forced to borrow the sum from a cynical, abused Jewish moneylender, Shylock, and signs a chilling contract to honour the debt with a pound of his own flesh. An ambiguous, complex and controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice, marriage, money and the true nature of justice in an unforgiving world.

    Used and Recommended by the National Theatre

    General Editor Stanley Wells
    Edited by W. Moelwyn Merchant
    Introduction by Peter Holland

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