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Isbn: 978-28-2111-263-6
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Accessible since: April 2022
Narrator: Katie Haigh
Length: 30 minutes


The Merchant of Venice, a Summary of the Play

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice must default on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender. It has been listed among Shakespeare's greatest comedies, although its tone is often dramatic. This is a detailed summary of the play, written in today's language, for all willing to acquire a greater understanding of Shakespeare's work and widen their culture.

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