The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)
  • The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)
  • The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

The Merchant of Venice (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

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by SparkNotes
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586638505

ISBN-13: 9781586638504

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Spark

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Merchant of Venice on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A

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Overview

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of The Merchant of Venice on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of characters with descriptions
  • Plenty of helpful commentary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586638504
Publisher:
Spark
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Series:
No Fear Shakespeare Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
70,988
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
General editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Shylock25
2The Venetians44
3The Problem of Launcelot Gobbo67
4Belmont80
5Shylock the Jew106
6The Trial117
7Belmont Revisited145
App. 1Production credits and cast lists158
App. 2Reviews cited172
App. 3Abbreviations175
Bibliography177
Index179

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The Merchant of Venice No Fear Shakespeare Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has greatly helped me with understanding Shakespeare's confusing literature. I found it is best to read the original text, try your best to understand, then read the modern text, and finally go back over the original text. I highly recommend this to anyone having difficulty with Shakespeare. It actually makes it interesting!
Finngal More than 1 year ago
This was my first No Fear Shakespeare and I am going to get right back and buy more. How wonderful to find the door to understanding what this genius author wrote. Merchant had every element one loves to find in literature, understanding it broadens the horizons. Thanks!
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emma-bear_ More than 1 year ago
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is the story of a merchant named Bassiano, and his love, the heiress, Portia. This book also had a Jewish moneylender by the name of Shylock, and he has one of the most famous speeches about antisemitism ever written. This book also has the common phrase, "All that glitters is not gold." Although those parts of the play were interesting, it was still difficult to understand, there were many metaphors and analogies to ships and docks that I didn't understand, and it just had a dull ending. It was just, yet again, another Shakespeare book.
LGHPixie More than 1 year ago
The Mercant of Venice is such a great book. It's thrilling and has such a geat story line.