Man on stage dressed in a suit leaning on his walking stick, wearing glasses and pointing

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice written between 1596 and 1598 is Shakespeare's comedy centred around love, money, prejudice and social injustice.

When a merchant defaults on a loan from a moneylender, it is more than money that will be demanded from him.

Considered one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, The Merchant of Venice remains a searing exploration of prejudice and the power of mercy.