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This edition was prepared specifically for Junior Certificate Higher Level. Focuses on the Junior Certificate Examination, giving practical guidance in preparing answers to the type of questions which feature regularly on the paper. Complete text of the play with: - annotations - introduction to each scene - analysis of each scene concentrating on action, themes, characterisation, dramatic effect and language. Provides sample answers on questions dealing with character and scene. Highlights the correct use of dramatic terms and concepts (e.g. conflict, suspense, tension). Develops students' confidence in handling studied and unseen drama questions. Past examination questions included.

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The Merchant of Venice is best known for its complex and ambiguous portrait of the Jewish moneylender Shylock--and of European anti-Semitism. Fascinating in its engagement with prejudice, the play is also a comedy of cross-dressing and disguise, and a dramatic exploration of justice, mercy, and vengeance. This volume contains the full text of the play with explanatory footnotes and marginal glosses for contemporary readers. A well-rounded selection of background materials not only illuminates anti-Semitism in early modern England but also provides context for other facets of the play, including its comic plot of love and marriage, its examination of usury and international trade, and its themes of revenge and the law.

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The Editor: Tom Brady teaches at Blackrock College, Dublin and has written the Junior Certificate English section of the Irish Independent/Institute of Education exam brief supplements.

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