” Mercy is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.” – Portia pleaded repeatedly. But, Shylock adamantly refused any compensation and insisted on the pound of flesh.
Clapping my eyes on a Shakespearean play after a few years. The scene-stealing thespian talents of Scott Wentworth (Shylock), Michelle Giroux (Portia) and Tom McCamus (Antonio), at Stratford Festival Theatre.
You pricked us, and we certainly bleed………
Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh;
But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed
One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods
Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate
Unto the state of Venice.