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Re: Merchant Wedding
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0788  Thursday, 13 April 2000.

From:           Emma Harper <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Apr 2000 01:53:49 +0100
Subject: Merchant Wedding
Comment:        SHK 11.0757 Merchant Wedding

>A colleague of mine has just finished teaching Merchant of Venice to her
>ninth grade class.  Here's her question.  When does the marriage of
>Portia and Bassanio take place?

There is an interesting essay in John Sutherland and Cedric Watts' Henry
V, War Criminal? (Oxford, 2000), 'Is Portia a virgin at the end of the
play - and will she stay one?' which investigates all the circumstances
of the marriage of Portia and Bassanio.

Emma Harper
 

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