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The Merchant of Venice Play by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599.

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Not as much fun as A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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What about Macbeth?

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Macbeth is kind of an OTT tragedy. Witches, murder, and a ghost. Yet I still found it boring. Too political for me, maybe.

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i liked this



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Wow. The version I saw was nothing like THAT!

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which one was that? the book or some other movie?

The book is very different. Its like very gothic innit.

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I saw it live onstage, and it was boring! It's boring to read too, except for the few good quotes, like, 'Double, double, toil and trouble' (the three witches) and "Is this a dagger which I see before me…" . (Macbeth) "Out damned spot, out I say". (Lady Macbeth.)

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The witches are the best part!

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ACT I
SCENE I. A desert place.

Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches

First Witch

When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch

When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.

Third Witch

That will be ere the set of sun.

First Witch

Where the place?

Second Witch

Upon the heath.

Third Witch

There to meet with Macbeth.

First Witch

I come, Graymalkin!

Second Witch

Paddock calls.

Third Witch

Anon.

ALL

Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.

Exeunt


http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html

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Polanski’s version was more fun. It was shorter than the play, upped the violence, threw in some gratuitous nudity and featured a young actor who went on to become an annoying children’s TV personality. I watched it at school and we cheered when his character was murdered.

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I forgot about Playboy making it. That explains the nudity.

Jon Finch was a star for a bit of time during the 1970s but ended up in supporting roles. My favourite oddity from his credits is The Final Programme (known in the US as The Last Days of Man on Earth).

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Those were moral and christian times.

Since this thread has become a kind of a Shakespeare themed thread:

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I thought it started out as a Shakespeare themed thread.

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the thread started antisemitic now we're moving in the right direction. Thank you stammaman.

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They used to make such R rated movies and they were shown in all world theaters. These days the PG crowd would force such movies off theaters for being too gory.

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And then there’s the death by poodle pie scene.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withnail_and_I

Robinson's script is largely autobiographical. "Marwood" is Robinson; "Withnail" is based on Vivian MacKerrell, a friend with whom he shared a Camden house, and "Uncle Monty" is loosely based on Franco Zeffirelli, from whom Robinson received unwanted amorous attentions when he was a young actor.

Early in the film, Withnail reads a newspaper headline "Boy Lands Plum Role for Top Italian Director" and suggests that the director is sexually abusing the boy. This is a reference to the sexual harassment that Robinson alleges he suffered at the hands of Zeffirelli when, at age 21, he won the role of Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. Robinson attributed Uncle Monty's question to Marwood ("Are you a sponge or a stone?") as a direct quote from Zeffereli.

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Enter BASSANIO and SHYLOCK

SHYLOCK

Three thousand ducats; well.

BASSANIO

Ay, sir, for three months.

SHYLOCK

For three months; well.

BASSANIO

For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.

SHYLOCK

Antonio shall become bound; well.

BASSANIO

May you stead me? will you pleasure me? shall I
know your answer?

SHYLOCK

Three thousand ducats for three months and Antonio bound.

Me with my backpack in zeldan paradises

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Shylock that kike!

Hrabak is nothing but an incestuous, shit eating goat fucking jew.

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I saw it on Broadway as part of my high school Shakespeare class. Dustin Hoffman was Shylock. Excellent

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Ya know what, THANK you Eggie. Its about time w had some classy topics here.

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Lol. Eggie

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Don't call me that!

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Surprisingly "progressive" for its time whilst also being horrendously anti-Semitic and not progressive at all.

Hark! Harold the angel sings.

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How was it progressive in that time period? Care to elaborate tomorrow? Amen and God bless.

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I could explain the debate, but work begins in eight minutes and I'm far too tired. This article will do a better job regardless:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-scholars-still-debate-whether-or-not-shakespeares-merchant-venice-anti-semitic-180958867/

Hark! Harold the angel sings.

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Thanks

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I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano,
A stage where every man must play a part,
And mine a sad one.
(Antonio, Act 1 Scene 1)

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damn your ugly. eeww!

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stfu

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I prefer Hamlet.

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