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
- Publication Date: 1998-04-01
- ISBN: 0451526805
- Publisher: Signet
- Studio: Signet
- Number Of Pages: 188
- Price: $4.93