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Bassanio wanted to be a suitor to woo Portia, but lacked some money. Shylock was ready to lend him some money only if he had a loan guarantor. So Bassanio came to his friend Antonio, who was a wealthy merchant of Venice, but Shylock put a condition before them.
|The plot of the play is based on 'The Knight's Tale' (from the book of The Canterbury Tales) by Geoffrey Chaucer. Shakespeare wrote this play with John Fletcher, considered as a Jacobean tragicomedy. The main characters are Theseus, Arcite, Artesius, Emilia, Valerius, Hippolyta, Palamon, Gerrold, Pirithous, etc.|
|One of the lost plays, also referred as 'The History of Cardenio', again a collaborative play with John Fletcher. Though the story is unknown to the world due to its unavailability, it is said that the play was performed twice by King's Men in 1613.|
|Written in 1598, published in 1603. 'Love's Labour's Won' is a sequel to 'Love's Labour's Lost'.|