The Merchant of Venice
ISBN10: 1546836683 ISBN13: 9781546836681 Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: May 22 2017 Pages: 120 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.28" Language: English
The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and more famous villain. Though Shylock is a tormented character, he is also a tormentor, so whether he is to be viewed with disdain or sympathy is up to the audience (as influenced by the interpretation of the play's director and lead actors). As a result, The Merchant of Venice is often classified as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.