Ah. Here comes Shylock now. What's the news, Shylock?
Yes I agree, but beware, because here comes the Jew.
Well it is said that one of Antonio's ships has crashed. Somewhere along a sandbank...Goodwin something or another.
I hope that this is the last of his losses.
She'll regret this!
You knew that Jessica was running away!!!
How could my own daughter do such a thing to me?
Yup! I planned the escape, watched her leave!
Say, have you heard anything about Antonio's ships?
Now that's a story! He better keep his word. The man used to torment me, yet I still choose to trust him.
I am a Jew, yes. But why does that make me any different from you? I want revenge just as much as the next guy. I want him to pay for the pain he caused me, and I plan on him doing so.
And if he doesn't? What are you gonna do about it?
But I also heard that your daughter kinda sorta screwed you over... she spent most of your money...and bought a monkey...great use of your money if I do say so myself....
Sir, there is still no word of your daughter. But Antonio, he lost one of his ships coming from Tripoli. Some of his friends told me that he is going bankrupt. It doesn't look good for him.
Haha! Yes! Good! You heard in Genoa? That's great! the man can get a taste of his medicine. Do you know what I could do to him with this?
But I'm sorry say what now?? She did WHAT? Damn that girl! I will never see my precious goods again will I?
Solanio and Salerio leave
Oh please wait! If you fail to choose the right casket, I may never see you again. I am not supposed to say this out loud because I'm expected to be a silent women, but I enjoy having you around!
Fine then go! If you are telling the truth, then you will pick the right one. Now hurry. It is starting to drive me crazy the more you just stand there.
Nerissa, tell the choir to prepare some music while we wait for him to choose.
Let me choose, I'm going crazy. If our love is true, I will choose the right one. Let me see them.
I have to pass on the gold casket, for it hides behind its beauty. The silver is common and nothing special. Now lead, lead seems more appealing to me. It's the obvious choice of the three. I choose this one! Give me the key!
It is her picture! Dang she's perty.
Oh Lord Bassanio, I wish that I had more to offer you. And I used to be the master of this household, but now it's yours. I also give you this ring. Lose it or give it away and I will know that our love has ended.