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Shakespeare"s caskets

Herbert S. Donow

Shakespeare"s caskets

unity in The Merchant of Venice.

by Herbert S. Donow

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.

  • Edition Notes

    In: Shakespeare studies, 1968, no. 4 (Dubuque, Iowa).

    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21651344M

    The source of Shakespeare’s casket story: Gesta Romanorum. The outline of the ‘pound of flesh’ story is found in Ser Giovanni’s Il Pecorone (), but Shakespeare takes his wooing scenes from another source: the ancient tale of ‘Three Caskets’ which exists in many different versions. Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice' is a comedy which is set in Venice and Belmont. The play contains a great variety of characters. For example, Antonio a merchant of Venice, Bassanio Antonio's best friend who is also in love with Portia, Portia an heiress of Belmont and Shylock a Jew and a moneylender.

    This page pulls together a bunch of Shakespeare translator resources from across the web to help you translate Shakespeare into modern English, and in some cases modern English into Shakespearean-style language.. Online Shakespeare Translator – Words Translated: Old EnglishTranslator allows you to translate words from old English (defined here as spoken between 5th and 12th century in what. Shakespeare: Casket Story (from Merchant of Venice). by Loraine Pratt Immen. Publication date Publisher Tradesman Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive.

    The Three Caskets. The three caskets in Merchant of Venice have amazed, fascinated and even bothered readers ever since. Different meanings have been attached to them. Some feel that they are part of religious teachings. Some belief the concept roots from an Estonian epic. Some highlight Shakespeare's use of 'three' things in many of his plays. Each of these riddles are on a different casket and designate what is on the inside of each casket. Portia's father left these caskets to pick Portia's husband. Whoever chooses the correct one wins her hand. When each of them the following is found inside: Golden casket: In this casket all there is a skull with a manuscript in the eye.


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He was also known for his sonnets. In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests.

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logician Raymond Smullyan imagined several generations of clever Portias presenting suitors with caskets. Read 1/2 the picture book. Have a student narrate.

Ask each student to name & describe a character. Read the rest of the picture book. Review play’s plot, then watch YouTube scenes of the casket & court speeches. (over the weekend, have a movie night) Discuss the story, plot line, and movie – ask kids for favorite parts or characters.Shakespeare Casket Company [Lorraine Pratt- Immen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Lorraine Pratt- Immen.