Merchant may be one of Shakespeare's more challenging works for the modern reader.
Most important are the motifs of the meaning of justice and vengeance and also the dictum that one must give and hazard all for love.
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CONTRACT, OATH, AND THE LETTER IN THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Shakespeare)
by Dr. Joseph Suglia, the Greatest Author in the World
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This is one of my favorite plays, and this edition is well put together with an excellent introduction and notes. Perfect with the film of the play, starring Pacino and Irons.Published 4 months ago by Fred Misurella
This seems to essentially be Shakespeare's response to The Jew of Malta, so if you've read that, this will seem very familiar to you. Read morePublished 8 months ago by T. A. Kleinhans
Much of the modern criticism of this play centers on the idea that it is antisemitic. I get the critics chafing, it does have certain characters and portrayals that will chafe... Read morePublished 10 months ago by drohan00
Durable pocket edition that lasts after much student use. Folger Shakespeare Library contains great, true to text versions of Shakespeare's classics.Published 10 months ago by Norton2017
The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare, focuses on a group of characters who are in pursuit of individual needs or wants. Read morePublished 12 months ago by supershorty