Hello, hope this forum is okay, didn't know which one to choose!

I have doubts that anyone know what I am searching, but I will try anyway.

In our classes we discussed Shakespeare. The following plays may be the topic in our test:
- Henry V
- The merchant of Venace
- Julius Caesar

Probably the test will deal with a famous speech of one of those plays.
The following can't be in the test, because we have already discussed them:

- Henry's V speech before the battle against the French. He refers especially to honour.
- Julius Caesar: Antony's speech in Act 3 beginning with: "Friends, Romans, countrymen.." until "..that schould move the stones of Rome to rise and mutiny" in my book this is form line 72-227

Probably there were more.... :roll:

I guess that he might take the merchant of venice, because I had the feeling that this play was very important to him.

do you know famous speeches in these three plays where I could practise on?

Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take
his flesh: what's that good for?

To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,
it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and
hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,
mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my
bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine
enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath
not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,
dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with
the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject
to the same diseases, healed by the same means,
warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as
a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?
if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison
us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not
revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will
resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian,
what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian
wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by
Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you
teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I
will better the instruction.


The quality of mercy is not strain'd,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
That, in the course of justice, none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
To mitigate the justice of thy plea;
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.
Hi Aro,

Did you watch the latest rendition of Merchant of Venice, with Al Pacino playing Shylock?

Thought he did a good job, esp. in his famous speech (Hath not a Jew eyes?...)
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I liked it... Emotion: smile