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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


The merchant of v enice

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)