Merchant of Venice

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To develop an understanding the key areas of the play, including:
  • Character development and characterisation
  • Context and setting
  • Important events and turning points
  • Important ideas and themes
  • Close reading
  • Shakespeare's use of language



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This open education resource is designed to help high school students studying the play The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. The main areas of study are:

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The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy 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. The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character.

This extract is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. It uses material from the article "Merchant of Venice", retrieved 1 June 2011.