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The Merchant of Venice BBC Radio The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare s most popular comedies but it remains deeply controversial The text may seem anti Semitic yet repeatedly in performance it has revealed a contrasting n

  • Title: The Merchant of Venice BBC Radio
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9781405697934
  • Page: 444
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  • The Merchant of Venice BBC Radio By William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare s most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial The text may seem anti Semitic yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature Shylock, though vanquished in the law court, often triumphs in the theatre In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyricalThe Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare s most popular comedies, but it remains deeply controversial The text may seem anti Semitic yet repeatedly, in performance, it has revealed a contrasting nature Shylock, though vanquished in the law court, often triumphs in the theatre In his intensity he can dominate the play, challenging abrasively its romantic and lyrical affirmations What results is a bitter sweet drama.Though The Merchant of Venice offers some of the traditional pleasures of romantic comedy, it also exposes the operations of prejudice Thus Shakespeare remains our contemporary.

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    1. Many years ago I believed this play to be an early experiment in tragi comedy featuring Shylock, a nemesis of almost tragic proportions, who both because of the sympathies he evokes and the evil determination he represents unbalances the play, making the last act in Belmont seem like a hollow exercise in formal completeness More recently, I believed that Shylock was essentially a comic villain, one dark splash on a predominately sunny canvas that embodies f0r us the fallen world of Venice transf [...]

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    3. 3 1 2 stars.This review contains huge spoilers.Well I certainly did not expect that ending I didn t imagine Portia to be one to give second chances, especially after seeing her scheming to discover who is important to Bassanio, herself or Antonio It bothered me to see her tricking Bassanio with no repent Incidentally, I feel sad for Antonio In my opinion, he did deserve to end up wealthy but not alone Same for Shylock, even though I can t ignore his showing cruelty instead of mercy Redemption w [...]

    4. Maybe because I read this play with the famous controversy of its antisemitism on my mind, or because I expected a true hearted villain, Iago fashion , in the Jewish usurer Skylock, but I reached the last scene of the play with the extraordinary sensation that the Jew s failure to execute the bloodthirsty bond was of an anecdote than a climatic victory over evil.Shakespeare s precise wordplay presents a flesh and bone figure in Shylock, a flawed human being, a man who has been mocked and persec [...]

    5. The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare is the old classics selection for catching up on classics for September 2016 This comedy, first printed in 1609 five years prior to Shakespeare s death, offers many pressing issues of its day that are unfortunately still relevant today It is still widely studied in schools yet is banned in many places as well due to its anti Semitic portrayal of Jews and some lewdness It is in this light that I discuss the Bard s work Jews had been banned from England in 129 [...]

    6. The pretty islands of Venice, in the shallow lagoon, atop the blue, Adriatic Sea, as the blazing rays of the Sun, shine down, on the brilliant colors of the homes, the calm canals full of boats , with cargo, from faraway lands, a glorious past, but an uncertain future, the rise of Portugal, worries the people The city once powerful, a short distance from the Italian mainland, vastly wealthy, is in declineAntonio, the most successful merchant in Venice, and a gambler in commerce, his ships float [...]

    7. Although the most famous speech from this piece is, deservedly and understandably, Shylock s prick us monologue, I think that the useful speech to talk about what I felt about the play is Portia s only slightly less famous quality of mercy speech in the court room scene The quality of mercy is not strain d,It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath it is twice blest It blesseth him that gives and him that takes Tis mightiest in the mightiest it becomesThe throned monarch b [...]

    8. One had best state this matter very plainly To recover the comic splendor of The Merchant of Venice now, you need to be either a scholar or an anti Semite, or best of all an anti Semitic scholar Harold Bloom See how yond justice rails upon yond simple thief.Hark in thine ear change places, and handy dandy,which is the justice, which is the thief King Lear IV.151 4 Which is the merchant here and which the Jew The Merchant of VeniceTHE BLACK SWAN OF VENICEThe traditional interpretations are usuall [...]

    9. Book Review3 of 5 stars to The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare My review is an excerpt from a paper I wrote on appearance versus reality in Shakespeare s plays In many of William Shakespeare s famous plays, reality was not quite what it appeared to be Instead, it was a rather warped appearance that someone molded in a specific way for a particular reason Reality has been altered in Shakespeare s plays often by characters who have been known to lie, scheme, and create facades, just so t [...]

    10. If this had a secondary title, delivered in the parlance of our times it would be THE POUND OF FLESH I liked this for many reasons but the element that stands out most is Shakespeare s focus Many of his plays have various, complex, and intertwined sub plots, some being interesting than the theme itself, TMOV is focused and almost relentless, we have one simple course of action that the story leads inevitably towards and which keeps the reader and the audience entranced, will Shylock really rema [...]

    11. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 3There is something about Shylock that I absolutely love He is huge His hatred and his disdain for Venice s Christians throbs like a heart ready to burst There is no rest nor slumber to his antipathy Somehow, this wicked caricature of both man and race I still, however, adore than the self righteous charm of the aggrieved Christians and the obviously biased Doctor of Laws I want desperately to [...]

    12. Maybe I m being slightly harsh with my rating I read this play and immediately thought I ll rate it 5 stars But I rescinded this idea Hear me out I realized that it was an outdated model of storytelling.I also realized that there s not many adaptations of this story of Shakespeare We get lots of Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, even the ambitious Othello or Midsummer Night s Dream.The Merchant of Venice is at heart a simplistic story with people in love but it s not a love story It has [...]

    13. The Merchant of Venice , William Shakespeare 1999 1377 187 9644451597 9789644451591 1384 1387 1390 1393 17 1394 200 9786002531940 18 1378

    14. It has been debated whether Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice is anti semitic or whether he is trying to call attention to their plight in his time Many modern readers lean toward the latter pointing to Shylock s profound speech in the trial scene do I not bleed when you cut me It s up to the reader to form their own opinion because it s hard to know what Shakespeare was thinking 400 years after the fact.From a pure readability standpoint, I thought the play was very good, one of Shakespeare s be [...]

    15. My grandmother knew Shakespeare by heart Not one play or a few sonnets, but all of it, the body of work She believed the highest calling was to contribute to the body of human knowledge She was one of the early professors at The University of Texas I knew Shylock and Portia as if they were members of our family when I went with my grandmother at 15 to the open stage at Stratford on Avon to see The Merchant of Venice Growing up on an island in the Gulf of Mexico where every able bodied person is [...]

    16. My daughter has to write an essay on this play and so we have been talking about it It would be easy to say the play is anti Semitic there is no question that many of the characters we are expected to have the most sympathy with are certainly anti Semitic My problem is that I can t watch this play and not end up feeling sorry for Shylock Sure, he was going to kill someone who had spat on him in the street and despised him for his religion but then, he would hardly have been the first person in t [...]

    17. I attended a filmed version of this play, performed in the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London The costuming was wonderful, plus the music was excellent Jonathan Price was a convincing Shylock and his real life daughter Phoebe played the role of Shylock s daughter Jessica Between the two of them, they managed to make Antonio the other Christians look like the monsters of the piece.Of course I knew about the whole pound of flesh issue, but I didn t know many other details of this play, which is [...]

    18. I love this play I love those writings which exalting women and explain what she can be or what is estimated to be and how it can outweigh the balance

    19. This is my first Shakespeare play I really liked it I can not believe that his plays are taught in universities It must be a very tiresome experience These plays are meant to be read and enjoyed and when you start making notes on them It becomes a bit boring I guess Well, who knows We all know racism and antisemitism are wrong, we should not tolerate it But, when you look at this play and you look at the underlying themes of this book and when you look at Shylock as a villain You see that those [...]

    20. Alt metninde ciddi bir insanl k ele tirisi bar nd ran Venedik Taciri The Merchant of Venice , her ne kadar rk bir tavr olsa da asl nda Hristiyanlar n d nyas nda Yahudi olman n ne demek oldu unu olduk a arp c diyaloglarla okuyucuya sunan Shakespeare in olduk a ba ar l oyunlar ndan biri Shylock karakteriyle yine harikulade bir k t karaktere imza atan Shakespeare, a g zl l k ve h rs nedeniyle insanlar n nas l hakl yken haks z duruma d t n g zler n ne seriyor Dostluk ve sadakat n en st d zeyde resme [...]

    21. Review the FirstA brilliant play that I must now make a priority to go and see along with a live production of Hamlet and The Crucible I particularly loved the way Shakespeare provided his characters with greater depth than in other plays and this will become one of my favorites along with Hamlet.The Merchant of Venice clearly reveals Shakespeare s vast wit, a fact that he has become noted for amongst scholars Not to mention the manner to which he vastly added to the English language which was a [...]

    22. Now playing at the Almeida Theater in London, an amazing CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH PERFORMANCE THE MERCHANT OF VENICE VERSUSELVIS PRESLEY S GREATEST HITSReally I kid you not.

    23. Este daqueles que nos leva ao engano, parece muito leve e divertido at que nos damos conta de sentimentos muito sombrios que lhe d o outra profundidade.As personagens bem caracterizadas exploram temas comuns como a amizade, o amor e a gan ncia Cada uma encarna as suas caracter sticas de forma algo exagerada, mas isso comum na literatura da poca e no autor.Sheylock, o judeu avarento, pelo seu tremendo mau feitio o mais divertido, contudo, com o desenvolvimento da pe a, a obstina o e crueldade do [...]

    24. Exceptional play by Shakespeare, Godfather of plays.I loved it because, I had acted in my schooling.Even remember some of dialogues of mine, I was Sherlock.Straight kind of writing and direct influencing subject.Great.

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