The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

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  • Bassonio is very poor and asks his good friend Antonio for money to woo Portia. Unfortunately, Antonio's ship hasn't come in so he goes to Shylock his nemesis for money.....  
  • I need a loan of 3000 ducats please.
  • Okay...If you don't pay me back I get a pound of your flesh! 
  • Shylock's daughter, Jessica and Antonio's friend Lorenzo, run off together with some of Shylock's money. He's not happy when he finds out!
  • It is believed that Antonio's ship have sunk and has missed his deadline to pay off his debt. Portia gives Bassanio money to help Antonio pay his debt.
  • Portia disguises herself as Balthazar to try and save Antonio.  She makes Shylock convert to Christian.
  • Shylock has to give half his money to his daughter and the other to the government. Bassanio and Portia end up getting back together and Antonio's shops come in! The end
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