Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare Made Easy
By William Shakespeare
Modernized by Alan Durband
Shakespeare's compelling tale of justice and cruelty, friendship and love comes to life in this clear, modern version. The story of Shylock's deadly claim for a pound of Antonio's flesh, of the horror and helplessness of Antonio's friends, and of the mysterious young lawyer who comes to his rescue, unfolds simply and clearly. The complete original text is laid side-by-side with the full modern translation. Ideal for instant reference and understanding, whether you are reading Shakespeare for pleasure or studying for an examination.
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