The Merchant of Venice
It was a simple deal... that went badly wrong. Repay a loan within three months or pay a horrific forfeit. But the moneylender also has a debt to repay a debt of hate. Now the deal has changed, and money is not enough to heal the wounds of past enmity.
Shylock shall have his pound of flesh.
Rated NC-17. Psychological drama. Contains scenes of racial stereotyping already.
"Hey, they made a play about my credit card company!"
- I.N. Dett
aka "The Comical History of the Merchant of Venice"
Written summer/autumn 1597
First performance probably Christmas of 1597
First published 1600
You can read the full text of
"The Merchant of Venice" at MIT.edu:
"Merchant of Venice: Entire Play"
You can find a full synopsis of
"The Merchant of Venice" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - The Merchant of Venice"
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