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Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

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In The Merchant of Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows from the Jewish moneylender Shylock, whom he openly despises, to help fund his friend Bassanio's wooing of the beautiful, prized Portia. Shylock agrees - but on the condition that Antonio promise in return a pound of flesh should he be unable to repay the debt. When Antonio's ships are lost at sea and it becomes clear he cannot, the case goes to court: Antonio must honour his promise - until an unknown lawyer (Portia herself, dressed as a man) arrives and brilliantly picks the case apart.

Jacobson takes the great tale of vengeance and cruelty and propels it through space and time to the shiny modern world of Cheshire's Golden Triangle, where we meet a funny, love-driven, vindictive cast of characters very much from our world, confronting Shakespeare's timelessly urgent questions in the 21st century.

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ISBN: 9780345809230
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Language: English
Page Count: 275
Size: 8.34" l x 5.32" w x 1.02"
Series: N/A

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Fiction Literary