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by William Shakespeare

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  1. Shakespeare Biography
    Want to know more about the man behind the play? Check out our biography of Big Willy Shakespeare.

  2. 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.