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Which countries were in "The Merchant of Venice"?

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hot-head | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 20, 2009 at 8:49 AM via web

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Which countries were in "The Merchant of Venice"?

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anzio45 | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted January 20, 2009 at 5:59 PM (Answer #1)

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The play takes place in Italy. Venice, as the title clearly implies, is the principal location and the only other is Belmont, home of Portia. Belmont is a very widespread placename in romance language countries but this particular Belmont is obviously in Italy and within relatively easy reach of Venice, albeit by sea.

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