by William Shakespeare, abridged by Peter Griffith 

 

Shakespeare´s famous drama of love, commerce and racism - adapted and abridged for school audiences, but retaining Shakespeare´s unforgettable language. The play looks at anti-semitism from both sides - Shylock is both victim and villain, as after years of racist persecution he sees his chance of gaining revenge. 

 

Fotos of 'The Merchant of Venice'

 

Extract from the script 'The Merchant of Venice'

 ... I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?...If you prick us, do we not bleed?If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?