Bassanio meets his friend, Antonio, a merchant of wealth and influence in Venice and tells him of his love for Portia, a rich heiress dwelling in Belmont. Bassanio wishes to woo the ... See full summary »

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Bassanio meets his friend, Antonio, a merchant of wealth and influence in Venice and tells him of his love for Portia, a rich heiress dwelling in Belmont. Bassanio wishes to woo the beautiful lady, but is without means and requests Antonio to lend him the required sum. The latter, whose fortunes are invested in cargoes upon the high seas, regrets that he is unable to assist him, but offers to stand security for Bassanio with the money-lenders on the Rialto. The two friends then go to the house of Shylock. a Jew of great wealth, and make known their wants. Shylock is unwilling at first, because he knows of Antonio's uncertain ventures, but finally agrees to advance three thousand ducats for three months, on condition that Antonio sign a bond stating that if the money is not paid when due, the lender is entitled to cut a pound of flesh off Antonio's breast. Bassanio then visits Belmont, but must wait his turn while other suitors pay their respects. According to her father's will, Portia... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 March 1913 (USA)  »

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Shylock, le marchand de Venise  »

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