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Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice Shylock, the Jew, lived at Venice. He was a usurer who had amassed an immense fortune by lending money at great interest to Christian merchants. Shylock, being a hard-hearte…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act V

Act VScene IBelmont. Avenue to Portia's houseEnter Lorenzo and JessicaLorenzoThe moon shines bright: in such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees And they did make no…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act III

Act IIIScene IVenice. A streetEnter Salanio and SalarinoSalanioNow, what news on the Rialto?SalarinoWhy, yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wrecked on the nar…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act IV

Act IVScene IVenice. A court of justiceEnter the Duke, the Magnificoes, Antonio, Bassanio, Gratiano, Salerio, and othersDukeWhat, is Antonio here?AntonioReady, so please your grace.DukeI am so…

The Merchant of Venice

ContentsDramatis PersonaeAct IScene IScene IIScene IIIAct IIScene IScene IIScene IIIScene IVScene VScene VIScene VIIScene VIIIScene IXAct IIIScene IScene IIScene IIIScene IVScene VAct IVScene IScene I…

Brewer's: Venice of the West

Glasgow. “Another element in the blazon of the `Venice of the West' is a fish laid across the stem of the tree, `in base,' as the heralds say.” —J. H. Burton. Source: Di…

Brewer's: Venice Glass

The drinking glasses of the Middle Ages, made at Venice, were said to break into shivers if poison were put into them. Doge. `Tis said that our Venetian crystal has Such pure antipathy to…