The Merchant of Venice
A classic tale of love and revenge with justice prevailing in the end. Due to her father's will, Portia is unable to choose whom to marry, but must accept all suitors. The successful suitor must choose the correct box of gold, silver, or lead in order to marry Portia. Another plot has Shylock the Jew wanting a pound of flesh from Antonio, a good man, who often spoils the designs of Shylock. Antonio enters into an unwholesome contract with Shylock and unfortunately defaults. But a young judge is able to use the law against Shylock in order to upset the Jew's plans. This is a great study in love, friendship, prejudice, and mercy.