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The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

‘The Merchant of Venice’ is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. The story covers love, hate, revenge, greed and disguise, and has entertained audiences for hundreds of years. Its universal appeal is obvious but tackling such a wide-ranging play in a short exam is a real challenge.

We have chosen key quotations that will help you revise efficiently and effectively. Each quotation is analysed for ideas, language and context.

Use the links below to revise key quotes about Antonio, Portia and the theme of prejudice & hate, and to read a full exam question and answer on the theme of love.

You can also use the timeline to refresh your memory on the sequence of events and for teachers, we’ve made a powerpoint available that focuses on key quotations.




Prejudice & Hate

Exam Q&A

Power Point

The paperback Lightbulb Revision guide to ‘The Merchant of Venice’ covers all characters and themes with grade 9 exam answers and helpful mind maps.

All characters and themes, plus mind maps, grade 9 exam answers and more only £9.99 in paperback.