Author: William Shakespeare
Hardcover: 176 page(s)
Age Range: 9+
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading
"Twelfth Night" is a comedy which centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. The play focuses on the Countess Olivia falling in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian in turn falling in love with Olivia.
"The Merchant of Venice" is an intriguing drama of love, greed, and revenge. At its heart, the play contrasts the characters of the maddened and vengeful Shylock, a Venetian moneylender, with the gracious, level-headed Portia, a wealthy young woman besieged by suitors. At the play's climax, Shylock insists on the enforcement of a binding contract that will cost the life of the merchant Antonio ????????? inciting Portia to mount a memorable defense.
The stories are in Simplified Chinese first followed by the English at the back.