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The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice is a Shakespeare play featuring a conflict between a merchant and a Jewish moneylender in Venice.

Bibliographic notes

The Merchant of Venice is mentioned in the Stationers' Register for 1598. The first known quarto was published in 1600. The second quarto is also dated 1600 on its title page, but was published in 1619. The play was also included in the First Folio of 1623, published seven years after Shakespeare's death. These early texts are in relatively close harmony compared to the early texts of other Shakespeare plays.

Related titles
  • [Info] Shakespeare in Quarto, by William Shakespeare (page images at the British Library). Includes the first three quarto editions of The Merchant of Venice, that can be compared side by side.
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