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