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Five Fascinating Facts about The Merchant of Venice

Fun facts about Shakespeare’s play

1. Contrary to popular belief, the ‘merchant of Venice’ in the title of Shakespeare’s play isn’t Shylock. In the popular consciousness – i.e. 462 more words


The Man With a Pink Laptop

My laptop got stuck with a Shylock along Ronald Ngala Street some months ago. I was in the thick of things. Tough times, those. So I went for a while without a laptop and I felt like the world was crashing. 1,289 more words

Misers in Literature

The Wealthy and the Miser

In literature, miserliness is not necessarily associated with considerable wealth. Misers are persons who feel comforted by their money and may enter into a fit of rage or collapse when they lose money. 1,156 more words



86-year-old Herminio Martinez has been convicted for racially aggravated threatening behaviour after launching into an antisemitic tirade on 8th February following a city planning meeting at which Jewish businessmen were permitted to construct a block of flats. 169 more words

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Obedience Boys All

Adam Gopnik explains how Shakespeare was a law-gospel guy:

Shakespeare also believed in forgiveness in a way that we don’t. Really rotten people get forgiven, in the comedies and romances, at least, in ways that still make us uneasy.

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Making things right

yesterday morning (sunday 23rd), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
shylock’s mock appeal (presented by howard jacobson) (in the a point of view series)

“Howard Jacobson applauds the granting of an appeal by Shylock in a mock trial in Venice as a symbolic revoking of a bad decision.

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36. See a Shakespeare play at The Globe

I’m totally mad about the Bard. The module of study I did on Shakespeare during my OU degree was one of the most enjoyable study-experiences I’ve had, and introduced me to some plays and sonnets that I didn’t previously know. 605 more words