I just finished rereading The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. This is, in my opinion, one of the most enjoyable of his plays, and it is a pity that the anti-semitism which it seems to display (and in fact does, though Shylock is presented more sympathetically than many Jews in Drama of the time) causes it to be one of the less-often produced of his plays.

Our sister site, Free Text, has the full text of the public domain play here, if you would like to read it.

Also on our BRAND NEW sister site, Free Text are the first of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Troilus and Cressida. I’ll be posting one new sonnet every day, and plays and works by other authors as I have time.

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