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Drama Le marchand de Venise/Comme il vous plaira/Beaucoup de bruit pour rien
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In "The Merchant of Venice", the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father's will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all. Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero. Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that "droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven".
When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the Forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - now a fellow exile - and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, "As You Like It" is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings.
In "Much Ado about Nothing" two young lovers Claudio and Hero are to be married but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever!
|Series||Drama||Title||Le marchand de Venise/Comme il vous plaira/Beaucoup de bruit pour rien|
|Publication Date||January 1993||Authors||William Shakespeare|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out Of Stock|
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