The Merchant of Venice

Author(s): William Shakespeare; Peter Holland (Revised by, Introduction by)


Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include:

  • Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.

  • Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.

  • Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.


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William Shakespeare was born some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.

General Fields

  • : 9780141396545
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.18
  • : April 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Shakespeare; Peter Holland (Revised by, Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 615
  • : English
  • : 822.3/3
  • : 240