Act 1, Scene 1
Enter Antonio, Salarino, and Solanio
Antonio: I’m sad.
Salarino: It’s because of your ships. But they will be fine. Trust me.
Antonio: No, that’s not why.
Solanio: Then you’re clearly in love!
Solanio: Then you’re just in a bad mood…
Enter Bassanio, Lorenzo, and Gratiano
Gratiano: You don’t look too great Antonio.
Antonio: I have a sad life.
Gratiano: Let me cheer you up then! Some wise men are so sad and silent. But anyways, I’ll see you at dinner tonight!
Antonio: Thanks! See you later!
Exeunt Gratiano and Lorenzo
Antonio: Bassanio, who is this girl you’ve been talking about?
Bassanio: I’m in so much debt, especially to you.
Antonio: I will do anything to help you.
Bassanio: Well… there is this beautiful and extremely rich girl in Belmont named Portia. If I had some more money, I could marry her.
Antonio: I’ll help pay for you to go to Belmont. Go find a money lender.
Act 2, Scene 6
Enter the masquers Gratiano and Salarino
Gratiano: We’re supposed to meet Lorenzo here.
Salarino: He’s late. Oh. Here he comes.
Lorenzo: Sorry I’m late. I’m in love.
Enter Jessica above, disguised as a boy
Jessica: Who are you?
Lorenzo: It’s me.
Jessica: Catch this box, you won’t regret it. I’m glad you can’t see me dressed as a guy.
Lorenzo: You need to be the torchbearer at the masquerade.
Jessica: What?!? I shouldn’t be doing this.
Lorenzo: Let’s go.
Exit Jessica Above
Gratiano: She’s too nice to be a Jew!
Lorenzo: Yeah, she’s smart, pretty and kind! I really love her!
Antonio: Gratiano, where have you been? You need to go to Belmont now.
Gratiano: Great. Let’s go!
Act 3, Scene 1
Enter Solanio and Salarino
Salarino: Antonio’s ship crashed at sea!
Solanio: Oh no! That’s horrible news!
Shylock: You knew my daughter would run away!
Salarino: LOL yeah. But it’s alright, kids always run away.
Shylock: She will be damned for this. She’s my flesh and blood.
Salarino: Did you hear about Antonio?
Shylock: Yes, but I’m glad since he has constantly wronged me. We are the same as you Christians, and I will learn from your example by getting revenge.
Shylock: Did you find Jessica?
Shylock: Oh no! She stole so much! I’d rather have her dead than lose those jewels. I always have such bad luck.
Tubal: Did you hear about Antonio?
Shylock: Thank God!
Tubal: He will go bankrupt.
Shylock: Great! Go have him arrested. I can get my revenge by taking his heart.