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The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
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Aug 06, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in May, 2005

A delightful if improbable story. I enjoyed this play intensely, and think I must read more Shakespeare – though I'll probably start talking in iambic pentameter if I do, and that could be disastrous. Anyway, despite the arcane prejudice about Judaism, there is huge appeal here in the strong female leads. I want to punch my fist in the air when those presumptuous first suitors are thwarted. I also want to do some research on the consensus of whether or not Antonio is gay. That's it for now.
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Brad Couldn't Antonio be both?


Amber Tucker Ah, but of course. It would just be an interesting question to investigate, both in terms of the historical period and the text itself, methinks.


Brad I know there is some discussion out there to find on Antonio's sexuality, but I've never personally had occasion to dig it up. Let me know what you find.


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