Merchant of Venice at the Corn Barn, 21st August

From the merchants, who trade and barter on the Rialto, to a young Venetian’s choice of a metal casket in Belmont, which could win him the hand of an heiress, Shakespeare weaves a web of romantic intrigue, cunning duplicity and comical foolery. The scene is thus set for:

But, is the Jew, Shylock, really that cruel? Are the merchants trading on the Rialto as respectable as they claim to be? Is the young man choosing between gold, silver and lead caskets, a fortune hunter or a love-struck romantic? And who is the unknown lawyer pleading for the life of the unfortunate merchant?

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