|The Merchant of Venice|
|Real Name||The Merchant of Venice|
|Allies||A Midsummer Night's Dream|
|Family and Friends||William Shakespeare (Creator)|
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare.
At one point in the play, a character named Shylock who gives a speech about how similar two groups of people are despite one being treated differently.
Hank McCoy was a fan of the play and knew Shylock's speech by heart. When he went to court to decide if he could go out on bail, he quoted the speech to the judge noting the similarities between mutants and humans.
The speech was referenced but the play was not actually seen or named.