A light Comedy from Shakespeare, not burdened with deep meaning. The simple storyline, which on close examination is not tenable, but if we take a certain amount of assumptions, and quite amusing. One day, one place had 2 sets of twins, absolutely to resemble each other, each pair gave the same name. The parents of one of the pair bought a second pair of twins in the service of his (Oh the times! Oh the customs!).
Discussing humorous Shakespear's works (The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice)
Very, very unusual piece. Leaving aside duty for Shakespeare the conventions of the story (such as the naive motif of the three caskets, primitive casuistry of a Portion in the decision of the case of the pound of meat, etc.), and go straight to the things that touched my soul. First, it is the militant anti-Semitism. The attacks against Judaism and Jews are rude and full of anger. Surprisingly meet a hatred of Shakespeare. However, here there are nuances.