This only gets 3 stars because of Portia. Sassy, brilliant Portia.
Ant: In sooth, I know not why I am so sad,
It wearies me, you say it wearies you;
But how I caught i-
Salar: Be happy *singing*
Salan: Haaaaappy *harmonizing*
Selan and Salar: It's a brave new world. *singing together*
*Enter Bas, Lor, and Gra*
Selan and Salar: *whispering* Quick, let's fob him off on them.
Selan and Salar: Later, boys! *They exit by skipping off stage together*
Gra and Lor: Yeah, we've got...dinner parties to get to...See ya later.
Bas: Bye, guys! Okay, so Antonio, I like this girl, Portia, freaking beautiful and so sweet, but I have to have money in order to court her and, well, I don't.
Ant: Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea,
Neither do I have money; nor commodity
To raise a present sum: therefore go forth;
Try what my credit can in Venice do.
That shall be rack'd, even to the uttermost,
To furnish thee to Belmont; to fair Portia.
Bas: Cool story, bro.
All right, that's enough. I soon realized my theme essay, test, and persuasive essay were going to be challenging enough. Needless to say, I wouldn't have cared a bit, probably would have been happy, if everyone but Portia died. It was boring and the characters were frustrating. I honest don't know why we bother reading plays as books when they're PLAYS and should be watched, not read, as such.