Introduction William Shakespeare's satirical comedy, The Merchant of Venice, believed to have been written in was an examination of hatred and greed.
To put The Merchant of Venice into perspective, you'll need to know a little about William Shakespeare, the city of Venice during the 16th century, and attitudes towards Jews in Shakespeare's England.
His father was a glove merchant and a prominent local dignitary. William, one of eight children, was the oldest son. He was probably educated at the local grammar school. He married Anne Hathaway inaged18; his wife was eight years older than him.
They had a daughter, followed by twins two years later. Their only son, Hamnet, died aged Nobody knows how Shakespeare began to write or when he entered the theatre. At some point he joined an acting company called the Queen's Men and then became a leading member of the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
They developed into London's top theatre company, performing at the Globe Theatre from and becoming the King's men when James I came to the throne in Shakespeare probably began writing plays in the s and went on to write more than thirty.
These would all have been performed by his theatre company: Certainly his work was very popular: The Merchant of Venice was written between and and first published in written form in He also wrote poems, including many love sonnets [sonnet: A line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter.
Most sonnets conform to one of the following rhyme schemes: Shakespeare died in on his 52nd birthday. He is known the world over as the greatest playwright [playwright: A writer or maker of plays.- The Merchant of Venice The playgoers of Shakespeare's times, a successful drama was one that combined a variety of action, along with a mixture of verse and prose in the language used.
This variety was achieved, and character and atmosphere was summarized. English Literature (31,) Geography (1,) Health and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Paragraph 1 If I were the director of the court scene of the play 'the merchant of Venice' I would set the scene in Venice where there is hatred towards Jews to emphasize that Shakespear has been hateful towards Jews by making Shylock play the Jew in .
Summary of changes This specification has been developed in line with the Regulatory Requirements provided by the DfE and Ofqual.
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