The Merchant of Venice (new edition)

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This exciting new edition of The Merchant of Venice opens up Shakespeare to all 11-16 students. With a new and improved design that helps students to navigate the text, this edition is the most accessible yet. Plus, the highly motivating and engaging activities offer ideal preparation for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 English and English Literature. This edition includes:

  • varied and easy-to-use activities that help to build students' understanding of the plot, character, performance and themes
  • guidance on writing about the play that helps students to develop the skills they need to improve their learning.
  • supportive notes and summaries to help ensure students' understanding as they read the play.

The story of the play
Background to the play
Shakespeare's theatre
Shakespeare's language

The Merchant of Venice
Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4
Act 5

Plot summary
Drama and performance
Themes and issues
Writing about The Merchant of Venice
Writing tasks and questions

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Product details

Production date:March 2010