This brilliant CGP book is ideal for helping students get to grips with Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - and it's fully up-to-date for the Grade 9-1 GCSE English Literature courses. It includes the complete text of the play, with easy-to-read notes on each page to explain the use of language, characterisation, themes, context and more. It also has a range of thought-provoking practice questions to test students' understanding of each act, plus an introductory section packed with useful background info on Shakespearean theatre. And of course, there's a comic-strip summary of the plot at the back of the book. For even more help don't miss CGP's The Merchant of Venice Text Guide (9781782948490) - it's packed with thorough notes, exam advice, in-depth questions and exam-style questions.