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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Holds up quite well upon re-reading. Although I'm now too old to play Portia, I still love her. Shylock gets a bad rap, but that's zeitgeist for you. At least Shakespeare tries to give background for him and he's not just pure evil (for no reason). Read full review

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User Review  - liveshipvivacia - LibraryThing

If I could have given it less than one star, I would have. Perhaps I'm naive and perhaps I missed the point, but the blatant antisemitism in this piece made me want to fling the book bodily across the ... Read full review

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User Review  - David.Alfred.Sarkies - LibraryThing

To call this play unique would be a misnomer since Shakespeare was hardly original with the subject matter of his plays. I believe that the only play that came entirely from Shakespeare's imagination ... Read full review

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User Review  - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing

This seems to essentially be Shakespeare's response to The Jew of Malta, so if you've read that, this will seem very familiar to you. However, the language used is far more memorable, the lead ... Read full review

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Had a tough time rating Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." I actually found it to be one of Shakespeare's stronger stories and his frequently used disguise device works well and cleverly here ... Read full review

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User Review  - mstrust - LibraryThing

Beautiful and wealthy Portia is looking for a husband, and Bassanio wants to try for her hand but he is too poor to present himself as a viable suitor. He turns to his best friend Antonio, who has ... Read full review

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It started out as a book report and now I love it

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