Shylock, the moneylender, has an amusing idea. He will lend some money to Antonio, a man he hates. If Antonio cannot pay back the money, he must give Shylock a pound of his flesh. When Antonio loses his money, Shylock shows him no mercy ... Hamlet's father, the King, has died, and his mother has remarried Hamlet's uncle, Claudius. Then the young prince discovers that his father was murdered, and Claudius is the killer! Hamlet swears to get revenge - but can he do it? From cold, dark Scotland to the blue sky of the Mediterranean, from the Danish court to the court of Britain long ago, the five well-known stories in this book are filled with murder, madness and magic. This book includesThe Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Tempest, HamletandKing Lear.