Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4

Act 5


Modern Version of The Merchant of Venice


  • The PRINCE OF MOROCCO (MOROCCO:) - suitor to Portia
  • The PRINCE OF ARRAGON (ARRAGON:) - suitor to Portia
  • ANTONIO a merchant of Venice
  • BASSANIO his friend, suitor likewise to Portia
  • SOLANIO, SALERIO & GRATIANO - friends to Antonio and Bassanio
  • LORENZO in love with Jessica
  • SHYLOCK a rich Jew
  • TUBAL a Jew, his friend
  • LAUNCELOT GOBBO the clown, servant to Shylock (LAUNCELOT:)
  • OLD GOBBO father to Launcelot. (GOBBO:)
  • LEONARDO servant to Bassanio
  • BALTHASAR & STEPHANO - servants to Portia
  • PORTIA a rich heiress
  • NERISSA her waiting-maid
  • JESSICA daughter to Shylock
  • Noblemen of Venice, Officers of the Court of Justice, Jailer, Servants to Portia, and other Attendants. (SERVANT:) (CLERK:)