Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

How is this a comedy?

The Merchant of Venice - Sylvan Barnet, Kenneth Myrick, William Shakespeare

This is a very strange play. Many call it a comedy, but there is very little that is humorous. It has a villain named Shylock, who is always referred to as a Jew, with the word "dirty" implied, but not said. There is a rebellious daughter, a melancholy merchant, and an enterprising heroine named Portia. There is an improbable trial with a fake judge making a judicious decision. I found the play interesting to read, but certainly not a comedy.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages