Shakespeare for Kids adapts and abridges Shakespeare's classic plays presenting them in shorter versions in plain English, in this case our abridged adaptation of The Merchant of Venice runs just under 20 minutes. Short enough to retain the interest of a younger audience.
This conversion from Shakespearian language to today’s English, makes it easier to grasp the narrative structure of the play and appreciate Shakespeare's incredible gift for storytelling. This can be helpful for a younger audience, for those who are newer to the Shakespeare canon and for those who simply looking for a fresh approach to the great works of Shakespeare.
The abridged versions maintain the story and narrative structure of the original plays, but in a shorter version making it easier to digest Shakespeare’s works, which have remained some of the best loved and most frequently performed plays for over 500 years.
The Merchant of Venice is considered a romantic comedy, though has its share of dramatic scenes. A young nobleman wishes to borrow money to spend on a wealthy heiress, but falls foul of an unethical moneylender.