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The merchant of V enice. Genre of the play By Ben & Fernanda. What should we expect to see in Shakespearean plays?. Light humorous tones Deception and disguise Family dramas Multiple plots with twists and turns Iambic pentameter . Genre. Drama Shakespearean Drama Family drama

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the merchant of v enice

The merchant of Venice

Genre of the play

By Ben & Fernanda

what should we expect to see in shakespearean plays
What should we expect to see in Shakespearean plays?
  • Light humorous tones
  • Deception and disguise
  • Family dramas
  • Multiple plots with twists and turns
  • Iambic pentameter
genre
Genre
  • Drama
    • Shakespearean Drama
      • Family drama
      • Love affairs
  • Comedy
    • Types of Humor:
      • Outright
        • Opinion on suitors
      • Sexual
        • “Go to dinner” connotations of “go to bed”
iambic pentameter
Iambic pentameter
  • × / × / × / × / × /

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

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A Recipe for Comedy

  • 2 table spoons of 2-dimensional characters
    • 1/3 cup of stereotypes
    • A pinch of humorous tone
    • ½ cup of superficiality
  • A pinch of deception and a dash of disguise
baked to deception
Baked to deception!
  • Shylock and Portia (masked by virtue)
  • Obdurate
  • Greedy
  • Selfish
  • Shylock:
  • loan shark
  • Portia:
  • false impersonator (lawyer)
  • Jessica:
  • Deceives father, disguises as a boy
family drama
Family Drama
  • Jessica – internal conflicts between her and her father
  • Lancelot- cruel jokes on his blind father
  • Bassanio- Loyal to friends (more than his wife)
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