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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…

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…

Brewer's: Merchant of Venice

A drama by Shakespeare. A similar story occurs in the Gesta Romanorum. The tale of the bond is chapter xlviii., and that of the caskets is chapter xcix. Shakespeare, without doubt, is also …

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act I

Act IScene IVenice. A streetEnter Antonio, Salarino, and SalanioAntonioIn sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it…

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…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act II

Act IIScene IBelmont. A room in Portia's houseFlourish of cornets. Enter the Prince of Morocco and his train; Portia, Nerissa, and others attendingMoroccoMislike me not for my complexion, The …