The Merchant of Venice (Paperback)

By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator), William Shakespeare (Based on a Play by)
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Description


With elegant, contemporary artwork and a faithful but succinct adaptation, this graphic novel casts a classic drama in a provocative new light.

Here is the tale of young Bassanio, who, to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender Shylock. Only Bassanio’s heartfelt efforts — and a clever intervention by Portia — will save Antonio from paying Shylock "a pound of flesh." Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic novel adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s more controversial plays boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark, familiar beauty of Venice.

About the Author


Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife

Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including "Beowulf" and the much-acclaimed" Odysse"y. He lives in New York City with his wife

Paul Gross, OC, is a Canadian actor, producer, director and writer known for his lead role in TV series "Due South" and "Slings and Arrows", as well as the 2008 film "Passchendaele". In 2000, he played the lead role in "Hamlet" at the Stratford Festival.

Daniel Fischlin is University Research Chair and Full Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763630256
ISBN-10: 076363025X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2008
Pages: 68
Language: English