William Shakespeare's Works/Comedies/The Merchant of Venice

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The Merchant of Venice is a comedy by William Shakespeare, written at some point between 1596 and 1598. The plot of this play centers on the consequences of a merchant's failure to repay his debt to a skeevy moneylender. There is a subplot about the merchants young heir and his search for his one true love.

Acts[edit | edit source]

Illustration : [1] by Cristiana Apostol.

Dramatis Personæ[edit | edit source]

  • The Duke of Venice
  • The Prince of Morocco
  • The Prince of Aragon
  • Antonio
  • Bassanio
  • Salanio
  • Salarino
  • Gratiano
  • Lorenzo
  • Shylock
  • Tubal
  • Launcelot Gobbo
  • Old Gobbo
  • Leonardo
  • Balthazar
  • Stephano
  • Portia
  • Nerissa
  • Jessica
  • Magnificoes
  • Officers
  • Jailer
  • Servants to Portia
  • Attendants

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