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The Merchant of Venice
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date April 1, 1998
Pages 188
Binding Paperback
Edition New rev
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451526809
ISBN-10 0451526805
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $4.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A new edition of The Merchant of Venice is complemented by an overview of Shakespeare's life and theater, an introduction to the play, selections from the play's sources, critical commentaries, a history of notable stage and film productions, textual notes, and a bibliography. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's black comedy.

A complex play that combines pathos and humor, The Merchant of Venice also introduces one of Shakespeare's most memorable villains, the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who famously demans a "pound of flesh" for what he is owed.

This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:

• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Kenneth Myrick
• Notes on the sources of The Merchant of Venice
• Dramatic criticism from Nicholas Rowe, William Hazlitt, Elmer Edgar Stoll, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more...

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