About the Book
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice may be a comedy, but for Shylock it is a real tragedy. Shylock’s Revenge offers a more humane Shylock. He explains how a malicious tease took on a life of its own and brought about a personal disaster. Shylock’s cautionary tale of a revenge gone out of control offers a much more sympathetic version of Shakespeare’s money lender. This play mixes contemporary English dialogue into Shakespeare's original play.