The monologues from The Merchant of Venice below are extracts from the full modern The Merchant of Venice ebook, along with a modern English translation. Reading through the original Merchant of Venice monologue followed by a modern version and should help you to understand what each Merchant of Venice monologue is about:

“How Sweet The Moonlight Sleeps Upon This Bank!”(Spoken by Lorenzo, Act 5 Scene 1)
“I Am Arm’d And Well Prepared”(Spoken by Antonio Act 4 Scene 1)
“Signior Antonio, Many A Time And Oft”(Spoken by Shylock, Act 1 Scene 3)
“The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strain’d”(Spoken by Portia, Act 4 Scene 1)
“To Bait Fish Withal”: Merchant of Venice Monologue Analysis(Spoken by Shylock, Act 3 Scene 1)

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  • Merchant of Venice Monologues 1 Amrit J says:

    A monologue is a speech a speaker gives without concern to other Dramatis Personae.