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The Merchant of Venice (Cliffs Complete) - Study Notes

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Publisher Comments:

In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since Shakespeare's time has been able to identify with some thematic aspect of the play.

Discover what happens to a young merchant who cannot repay a debt to a vindictive money lender; meet the menacing Shylock, one of the most vivid and memorable characters in Shakespeare's works — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of The Merchant of Venice with these additional features:

  • A summary and insightful commentary for each act
  • Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare
  • A look at Early Modern English intellect, religion, politics, and society
  • Coverage of Shakespeare's source and the play's performance history
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites

Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

Synopsis:

Aimed at students needing to understand a subject with a minimum of fuss, Cliffs Notes cover a range of topics including classic and modern literature whilst providing supplemental assistance and further notes online.

Synopsis:

Although this play is a romantic comedy, as the story of a young merchant who cannot repay a debt to vindictive money lender, it has a very dark obstacle in the character of Shylock, one of the most vivid and memorable characters in Shakespeare's works.

The CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Act IV.

Act V.

CliffsComplete Review.

CliffsComplete Resource Center.

CliffsComplete Reading Group Discussion Guide.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585753
Author:
Nicol, David
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Lamb, Sidney
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Jews -- Italy -- Venice.
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffs Complete
Series Volume:
105-822
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , Aimed at students needing to understand a subject with a minimum of fuss, Cliffs Notes cover a range of topics including classic and modern literature whilst providing supplemental assistance and further notes online.
"Synopsis" by , Although this play is a romantic comedy, as the story of a young merchant who cannot repay a debt to vindictive money lender, it has a very dark obstacle in the character of Shylock, one of the most vivid and memorable characters in Shakespeare's works.

The CliffsComplete The Merchant of Venice is a revised and expanded study edition. It contains Shakespeare's original play, a glossary, and expert commentary in a unique, 2-column format. To enhance your learning, notes and definitions appear directly opposite the line in which they occur, and a review section follows the play. This edition also introduces you to the life, works, and times of William Shakespeare.

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