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...

  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • Brand: Shakespeare, William/ Myrick, Kenneth (EDT)/ Barnet, Sylvan (EDT)
  • Product Group: Book
  • Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK
  • Manufacturer: Signet
  • Part Number: 9780451526809
  • Release Date: 1998-04-01
  • Edition: Revised