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Viewing Entry - Merchant of Venice, [The] (S0638)
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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TitleMerchant of Venice, [The]
Author / Responsible partyShakespeare, William, 1564-1616
GenreHumorous Fiction.
TopicsEnglish drama
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous 'Hath not a Jew eyes' speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about the 'quality of mercy'.

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System control numberS0638
NarratorVarious [Dramatised].
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Participant or performer noteVarious [Dramatised].
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Narrators GenderMale narrator