Merchant of Venice (Chinese Edition)

 
9787532771950: Merchant of Venice (Chinese Edition)

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, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An up-to-date annotated guide to further reading Essay by Alexander Leggatt The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 11.99
US$ 61.58

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From China to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

YING ] WEI LIAN SHA SHI BI YA ZHU
ISBN 10: 7532771954 ISBN 13: 9787532771950
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
liu xing
(JiangSu, JS, China)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Language:Chinese.HardCover. Pub Date: 2016-03-01 Pages: 88 Publisher: Shanghai Translation Publishing House to commemorate the centenary of Shakespeare's death. especially to the agency verse version of Shakespeare as the basis. considering the tragedy. comedy. historical drama. Legend plays and sonnets. selected twenty kinds of publishing pamphlets. with Sir John Gilbert's classic illustrations of this collection of illustrations published in Poetry Shakespeare folio. Bookseller Inventory # CZ000408

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 61.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From China to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds