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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.
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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
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