23 Slides! This PowerPoint goes into depth about Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Covered in this Powerpoint are literary elements, themes, characters (in detail), the plot, plot structure and the controversy of the Shylock character. Visually stunning (and many of the visuals will connect with the film version), this is the perfect way to introduce your students to this play. Also, this PowerPoint can be broken into several parts if needed and probably could be taught over several days to help students get a feel for the play. This PowerPoint DOES NOT go into detail about Shakespeare himself. See my Shakespeare Ultimate Introduction PowerPoint for more on the man himself.