Related History & Literature on Shmoop
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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop
- Shakespeare Biography
Want to know more about the man behind the play? Check out our biography of Big Willy Shakespeare.
- The Merchant of Venice
Shakespeare’s exploration of what it means to be a Jewish outsider in The Merchant of Venice is not unlike his examination of “the blackamoor’s” status as an outsider in Venice.