The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451644555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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." The authoritative edition of The Merchant of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, is now available as an eBook. Features include: · The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference · Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation · Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play · Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play · Scene-by-scene plot summaries · A key to famous lines and phrases · An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language · Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books · An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play

Merchant of Venice Folger Ed

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780808508953
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents the story of Antonio who risks his life to borrow money from his enemy, Shylock, and is saved by Portia, an heiress posing as a lawyer

Photographing Shakespeare

Author: Robert Dawson
Publisher: Lucia Marquand
ISBN: 9780999652213
Format: PDF
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- The Folger is a singular library devoted to the greatest writer in the English language - Offers close-up and behind-the-scenes views of everyday life at the Library - Folger's editions of Shakespeare's plays are perennial best-sellers, popular with students and general readers alike Founded in 1932, the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. is the world's largest Shakespeare collection. It hosts millions of visitors - in person and online - each year. For two years, award-winning photographer Robert Dawson and independent curator Ellen Manchester went behind the scenes to document its diverse, lively, and sometimes surprising culture. Provided with full access, Dawson and Manchester offer a vivid look at life and work at the Folger, from its arts, outreach, teaching, and research programs to the delicate craft of book conservation. Dawson's images also depict topics that might seem too difficult to capture - the birth of ideas, the scope of digital research, and the staff and visitors' connection with Shakespeare and his works from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Along with photographs, the book also includes writer Jennifer Howard's exploration of the Folger's human side; a meditation on life, death, and the library by Stanford art historian Alexander Nemerov; and an essay by poet and playwright Afaa Michael Weaver on the many ways in which Shakespeare's works live on.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: Vicki K. Janik
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309441
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines the themes, characters, critical reception, performance history, and language of the play.

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743484932
Format: PDF, Docs
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Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays. Dealing with events surrounding the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the drama vividly illustrates the ways in which power and corruption are linked.

Shakespeare Set Free

Author: Peggy O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671760483
Format: PDF, Docs
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***MARION--PLEASE DELETE THIS COPY***The Director of the Teaching Shakepeare Institute presents an invaluable guide for those teaching two of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Providing real help to teachers at all levels--from elementary school through college--this guide presents crucial information on scholarship, performance, and curriculum.

The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521821215
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A full edition of the first quarto of Romeo and Juliet (1597), with helpful commentary.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010653X
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Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.