The Merchant of Venice is one of the most famous plays by Shakespeare, and one of the most performed plays in history, where the tension gradually and astutely builds as the story unrolls so that what starts as a comedy finishes with the tone of a tragedy, thanks to the perfectly sketched character of Shylock, who has assumed proverbial connotations. A must read and a must see for all ages.
William Shakespeare was an English Poet, actor, playwright. He is the greatest writer in the English language in the World and the world's Greatest dramatist and Playwright. He was baptised the 26 April 1564 and died the 23 April 1616. He is often called England's National Poet and the Bard of Avon. William Shakespeare works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. William Shakespeare is the Father of modern Literature.