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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy".

The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The most excellent History of the Merchant of Venice. With the extreme cruelty of Shylock the Jew towards the said Merchant etc. (from wikipedia.org)

The Merchant of Venice, Act 1
The Merchant of Venice, Act 2
The Merchant of Venice, Act 3
The Merchant of Venice, Act 4
The Merchant of Venice, Act 5

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The Merchant of Venice - wikipedia
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598.
The Merchant of Venice (1973 film)
This is a 1973 TV adaptation of the play under the same name by William Shakespeare. Directed by John Sichel, the film stars Laurence Olivier as Shylock, Anthony Nicholls as Antonio, Jeremy Brett as Bassanio, Joan Plowright as Portia, Louise Purnell as Jessica.
The Merchant of Venice (2004 film)
This is a 2004 romantic drama film based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. It is directed by Michael Radford and stars Al Pacino as the moneylender Shylock and Jeremy Irons as the merchant Antonio.
Playing Shakespeare
This is a series of master classes with Director John Barton and a group of the leading actors of the day, considering the art and technique of acting in Shakespeare's plays.

e-Books
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare. The illustrations are from The Merchant of Venice, told by a popular novelist, John C. Winston, 1914. Act I. Act II. Act III. Act IV. Act V.
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare. LONDON: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1914; NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2000. Act I. Act II. Act III. Act IV. Act V.
The most excellent History of the Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson, Ebenezer Charlton Black. Publisher: Ginn, 1906. Book from the Collections of: University of California.
The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; Frederick Manley. Publisher: Boston, C. C. Birchard. Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; William James Rolfe, 1827-1910. Publisher: New York, N.Y. : American Book Company. Book contributor: Kelly - University of Toronto.
The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; Samuel Thurber, 1878- ed. Publisher: Boston, New York, Allyn and Bacon. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; Charles Robert Gaston, b. 1874. Publisher: New York, The A. S. Barnes company. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; Harry Livingston Withers, 1864-1902; Morris W. Croll, 1872-1947. Publisher: Boston Heath. Book contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.

Audio Books
The Merchant of Venice: William Shakespeare
LibriVox recording of The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text.