William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”

Dramatis Personæ THE DUKE OF VENICETHE PRINCE OF MOROCCO, suitor to PortiaTHE PRINCE OF ARRAGON, suitor to PortiaANTONIO, a merchant of VeniceBASSANIO, his friend, suitor to PortiaGRATIANO, friend to Antonio and BassanioSOLANIO, friend to Antonio and BassanioSALARINO, friend to Antonio and BassanioLORENZO, in love with JessicaSHYLOCK, a rich JewTUBAL, a … Read more

William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Date of Love’s Labour’s Lost “Love’s Labour’s Lost” may safely be regarded as the earliest of Shakespeare’s plays. Its composition may be assigned without much fear of refutation to the year 1591, when its author was twenty-seven years old. He had probably arrived in London in search of a … Read more

William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Date of Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare’s play “Two Gentlemen of Verona” is said to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays. In chronology, it is believed to have been produced after “Love’s Labor Lost” (1589) and “The Comedy of Errors” (1590). In his introduction, Garnett writes that the play … Read more

William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errors

Dramatis Personae Solinus, duke of Ephesus.Aegeon, a merchant of Syracuse.Antipholus of Ephesus, } twin brothers, and sons toAntipholus of Syracuse, } Aegeon and Aemilia.Dromio of Ephesus, } twin brothers, and attendants onDromio of Syracuse, } the two Antipholuses.Balthazar, a merchant.Angelo, a goldsmith.First Merchant, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse.Second Merchant, to … Read more