literature live - portrait of woman writing
literature live
 
the world's great writings brought to life  
 
spacer image
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
 
  spacer image  
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
 
1028
The Template of Great Literature
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
A delightfully crafted comedy with the addition of real suspense…will the moneylender Shylock manage to kill his debtor Antonio? Will Bassanio choose the correct casket and win Portia? It is also a multi-layered play, bursting with the essences of a particular time in Elizabethan history. Issues about the existence of Jews in England, and the morality of usury are in the air. The portrait of Shylock is not anti-semitic! “Do I not bleed?” This is a humanist play full of exquisite poetry. Shakespeare is approaching his period of absolute mastery of language. Portia’s speech on the quality of mercy is one of his greatest.
spacer image
Live recording available on audio CD (about one hour in length) for £12.99, including postage & packing. To BUY this CD, click add to cart below
Live recording available in digital download format (about one hour in length) for £7.99. To BUY this download, click add to cart below
Written lectures available in digital email or posted hardcopy format for £7.99. To BUY this, click add to cart below
Email Post

 
design by blueskycode  |  literature links