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A1S1: “Your mind is tossing on the ocean”

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What’s going on in The Merchant of Venice?

I have been updating The Merchant of Venice  with additional items (Let’s Explore, Let’s Play, etc). I’m beginning to wonder what the play’s about. . I’ve never acted or directed The Merchant of Venice so I don’t know it that well. Of course, I’ve seen a number of productions, and my general impression of the play is that the play tells the story of the conflict between Antonio, the merchant, and Shylock, the …Read More

Let’s Play: The Merchant of Venice A1S3, Antonio borrows money from Shylock (3 players)

In Shakespeare’s plays, the first scene in which a principal character appears is often very revealing about that character and their situation. In particular, much can be understood about the character through their lines, and the  cues for those lines. . There is a good reason for this. In Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre companies, including The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and The King’s Men (the theatrical companies Shakespeare was  a member of) there was very …Read More

Publication of The Merchant of Venice and other things

We’re very pleased to announce the publication of The Merchant of Venice in our MFFEV5 edition. We plan to play read it in October, after our planned play-reading of Macbeth. Before we get into the details on The Merchant of Venice, there’s some other news regarding the web-site, and support for it. . First, we’re excited to see that, in July, a few of you have started to play-read scenes from the plays. No full play-readings …Read More

Let’s Play: The Merchant of Venice, A1S1 (3 players)

When we set-up a “Let’s Play”, it’s usually to demonstrate the particular emotions that a character or characters are going through; or to show some particularly interesting bit of action, but this “Let’s Play” serves a different purpose. . I hope it will demonstrate some of the uses of language that Shakespeare uses to help his actors (both those of his own time, and those of our time). It is …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 12 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 12 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Antonio 5: Gratiano, Man 6: Clown, Arragon 7: Lorenzo 8: Salarino, Duke of Venice 9: Morocco, Salerio …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 11 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 11 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Antonio, Tubal 5: Gratiano 6: Clown, Arragon 7: Morocco, Duke Of Venice, Balthazar 8: Lorenzo, Man …Read More

The Merchant of Venice Cast list for 10 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice  for 10 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One: 1: Portia 2: Bassanio, Messenger 3: Shylock 4: Clown, Salarino, Salerio 5: Lorenzo, Giobbe, Tubal 6: Antonio, Man 7: Gratiano, Balthazar 8: Morocco, Nerissa …Read More

The Merchant of Venice – Cast list for 9 players

The table below provides the cast list for The Merchant of Venice for 9 players. Click on the Player No. that you have been given, and you will be taken to a script in Highlight text for your characters, and starting at Act One Scene One:   1: Portia 2: Shylock, Stephano 3: Bassanio, Man 4: Gratiano, Morocco, Balthazar 5: Jessica, Arragon, Duke Of Venice, Servant 6: Antonio, Messenger, Singer, …Read More

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