Please note that we charge for playreading castcards. If you want to try castcards in a playreading to see how they work, we provide free Playreading Packs for three plays: King Lear, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV part I.
What this product is:
A Playreading Pack for The Merchant of Venice consisting of Players-Shakespeare.com’s playreading castcards for The Merchant of Venice for 6 – 12 readerssupplied in pdf format. In addition, and supplied for free, the Modern First Folio Edition (MFFE) of The Merchant of Venicein three versions for reading on Apple iPads & iPhones, Android Tablets & Smartphones (epub), Kindles (azw3) and for reading with Adobe Reader (pdf) and for printing on US letter or European A4 paper. Other epub e-readers may read the epub version supplied. Also included is a First Folio Facsimile of the play.
What the play is about:
The structure of the play is quite unusual. Acts One, Two, and Three interweave the story of Antonio’s loan contract with Shylock, and his failure to replay the loan; the story of the three suitors at Belmont with the three caskets; and the elopement of Jessica with Lorenzo.
Act Four is given over to the trial of Shylock and Antonio and Act Five reunites the couples at Belmont, for ‘the trial’ of the two rings given to the lawyer and his clerk by the two husbands of Portia and Nerissa.
What you can use this product for:
This version of The Merchant of Venice provides a licence for use of the castcards and script in a play-reading or production.