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The Merchant of Venice - (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous.
  • 0-1 Years
  • 8.48" x 6.08" Paperback
  • 304 Pages
  • Drama, Shakespeare
  • Series Name: Folger Shakespeare Library

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About the Book



"An updated edition with detailed notes from the world's leading center for Shakespeare studies"--Cover.



Book Synopsis



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 Porti



About the Author



William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death.

Barbara A. Mowat is Director of Research emerita at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Consulting Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances and of essays on Shakespeare's plays and their editing.

Paul Werstine is Professor of English at the Graduate School and at King's University College at Western University. He is a general editor of the New Variorum Shakespeare and author of Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare and of many papers and articles on the printing and editing of Shakespeare's plays.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.48 Inches (H) x 6.08 Inches (W) x .67 Inches (D)
Weight: .78 Pounds
Suggested Age: 0-1 Years
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Shakespeare
Series Title: Folger Shakespeare Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: William Shakespeare
Language: English
Street Date: June 15, 2010
TCIN: 12242983
UPC: 9781439191163
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-4167
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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