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The Comical History of the Merchant of Venice, or Otherwise Called the Jew of Venice Setting: 16 th century Belmont, Italy and Venice, Italy Probably written between 1596 and 1598 after Romeo and Juliet, but before Twelfth Night, Othello, and Macbeth were 2 popular movies: 2004 with Al Pacino as Shylock, 1973 with Laurence Olivier as Shylock. Shakespeare used several details such as Portia’s choice of caskets, from sources at the time. The Italian setting and romance/marriage against the will of others plot is similar to other Shakespeare comedies, but the heroine character and the religious villain make it completely different from other plays. Written in iambic pentameter throughout most of the play (10 syllables/line, unstressed, stressed)h Background of Shylock-Jews in 16 th century England Shylock, the villainous loan shark in the play, is Jewish. Shakespeare has often been called an anti-Semitist by critics because of the way
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