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1 Chinese plays Beiji ng Opera Henan Opera Shanxi Opera Yue Opera Kunqu Opera Huangmei Opera

2 Unit19 The Merchant of Venice Listening, Warming up & Speaking --Made by Linda

3 Antonio: Bassanio: Duke: Shylock: Portia: the moneylender Bassanio’s wife Antonio’s friend the merchant of Venice the judge Listen to the tape and find out the main characters in this story. What is their relationship to the other characters in the play? Listenin g

4 Listening Listen to the tape and answer the following questions? 1.In which city does the play take place? 2.How much time passes between the beginning and the end of the story? 3.How much money does Bassanio need to marry Portia? 4.What must Antonio give Shylock if he cannot pay back the debt? Venice. 3 months. 3000 ducats. A pound of flesh from any part of Antonio’s body. pay back the debt pay for,pay…for…, pay back, pay off one’s debt, pay sb off, pay up, pay money out,pay sb out, pay day, pay roll=pay sheet. Something is to pay.=There is sth wrong. What is to pay?=What’s happening? What’s wrong?

5 Unit 19 The Merchant of Venice People who do with othersbusiness Warming up ??? Who wrote the play???

6 William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616 )

7 Introduction to Shakespeare William Shakespeare was the great playwright in British history. As a young boy, he did not receive much schooling but he took an interest in reading and writing. At that time, his hometown was often visited by traveling companies of players. He was attracted by these plays so that he was determined to be an actor and playwright, though at that time actors were looked down upon. During his first few years in London, he had gone through many hardships. He wrote his first play when he was 26. As a playwright, he gave 37 plays to the world. He was a great master of English language. His friend Ben Johnson once wrote, “ Shakespeare didn’t belong to his century, but belong to all centuries.” playwright: traveling companies of players: hardships: 剧作家 行走江湖的剧团 困难 ??? What affect his future job as a playwright???

8 William Shakespeare wrote many works, including 37 plays : comedies, tragedies, histories, and 154 sonnets ( 十四行诗 ) and 154 sonnets ( 十四行诗 ) Works of Shakespeare:

9 Warming up Read the following quotations from different Shakespeare plays. Do you know from which plays they come? What do you think these famous words mean?

10 Meaning: The life of leaders isn’t easy. Having many responsibilities, leaders often can’t sleep well. Meaning: Is it possible or not? Is he alive or not? To be or not to be: that is the question. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

11 Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Meaning: be careful to take or give money to others. You’d better be careful. Romeo, why are you Romeo? Deny your father, and refuse your name … Meaning: if only you had a different name, we would not have this problem and would be together forever.

12 Meaning: it’s all empty words, and there isn’t any truth in them. You just talk, but you don,t mean it. Words,words, only words, mo matter from the heart.

13 Do you know some other of Shakespeare ’ s plays?

14 The Twelfth Night All’s Well that Ends Well The Taming of the Shrew The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Merchant of Venice As You Like It 终成眷属 仲夏夜之梦 皆大欢喜 一报还一报 温莎的风流娘儿们 威尼斯商人 驯悍记 第十二夜

15 Romeo and Juliet Hamlet King Lear Macbeth Othello Timon of Athens Antonio and Cleopatra Titus Andronicus 安东尼与克莉奥佩特拉 哈姆莱特 李尔王 麦克白 奥瑟罗 罗米欧与朱丽叶 雅典的泰门 科利奥兰纳斯

16 King John King Richard II King Richard III King Henry IV King Henry V King Henry VI King Henry VIII The Tempest 约翰王 理查二世 理查三世 亨利四世 亨利五世 亨利六世 亨利八世 暴风雨

17 VS Mercy VS Revenge Speaking:

18 Discussion What would you do if you had your worst enemy in your power? Which one do you choose, love or money?

19 Useful expressions Correct me if I’m wrong, but… You shouldn't forget that… One of the most important facts is… The way I would go about it… As far as I know… After all…

20 The course of true love never did run smooth. ---- Shakespeare 通向真爱的路从无坦途. Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. 爱是对人类存在唯一明确而又令人满意的答案. All the splendors in the world is not worth a good friend. --- Voltaire 人世间所有的荣华富贵不如一个好朋友.

21 The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully , have been kindness, beauty and truth. --- Albert Einstein 有些理想曾照亮了我的道路,并不断给我新的勇气 去欣然面对人生,那些理想就是 —— 真、善、美.

22 May Your Wish Come True! Happy everyday!

23 As we know, Antonio didn't have money at that time, but he still borrowed money from Shylock. If you were Antonio, what would you do? Write a composition about self-interest and friendship.Homework

24 The things I can doEvaluation I can retell the story of The Merchant of Venice. 54321 I understand the theme and the structure of the reading passage. 54321 I can analyze the main characters in the plays. 54321 I can recount detail in conversation using the useful expressions. 54321 个人对组内活动的创意 54321 活动参与度 54321 个人参与活动进步情况 54321

25 Mercy brings good. Mercy falls like the gentle rain from the sky upon the earth. It is twice blessed: It blesses those who give it, and those who receive it. It is the highest of the highest. We should learn to show mercy to others. 慈悲就像天上的甘露,从天空降到 大地。这是双层的祝福:赐福于施 与者,也赐福于受惠者。是至高无 上的美德。

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