The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$4.95
 
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451526809
  • 272 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

This is one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, for the romantic story of a young man, Bassanio, who has squandered his fortune and must borrow money to woo the wealthy lady he loves is set against the more disturbing story of the Jewish moneylender Shylock and his demand for the “pound of flesh” owed him by the Venetian merchant, Antonio. Here pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglement to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

Series

Shakespeare, Signet Classic
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Table of Contents

The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare – Edited by Kenneth Myrick Nicholas Rowe: From The Works of Mr. William Shakespear
William Hazlitt: From Characters of Shakespear?s Plays
Anonymous: ?Henry Irving?s Shylock?
Elmer Edgar Stoll: From Shylock
Linda Bamber: The Avoidance of Choice: A Woman?s Privilege
Alexander Leggatt: The Fourth and Fifth Acts
Sylvan Barnet: ?The Merchant of Venice? on the Stage and Screen

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS:
Robert Smallwood: The End of “The Merchant of Venice”: Four Versions

promo_SHOP
promo_EditorsDesk
PRH Book Clubs Survey
promo_StaffPicks
promo_FirsttoRead_Small