No Fear Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

No Fear Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice by Spark Notes Editors

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Language English
Contributor(s) Spark Notes Editors
Binding Paperback
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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date 2008-03-07
Publisher Sterling
Contributor(s) Spark Notes Editors
Binding Paperback
Edition Study Guide ed.
Page Count 256
ISBN 1586638505

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Reading and understanding original plays of Shakespeare may be a difficult task for students, especially in this age of gadgets, texting, emails and memories of short spans. It is to make young students understand Shakespeare’s plays better and deeply without any glitches arising from language and annotations that this book has been written by Spark Notes Editors.

In this edition of ‘No Fear Shakespeare’, the complete text of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ has been provided in the left pages while the right pages contain a simplification of the same in modern English language. The aim of this book is to make the students understand Shakespeare’s plays nicely without having to resort to any type of abridged version. Likewise, the students get to read the original play as well as its modern line-by-line translation for better understanding.

Since Shakespeare’s plays now form a major part in school curriculum, the book has also got a complete list of characters with well-drawn elaborations alongside plentiful of commentaries from critics and researchers.

About the author:

William Shakespeare: Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the Bard of Avon. Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare s most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

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