Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1160D

Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1160D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

Contents

Artists

Jonathan Pryce
Rachel Pickup
Daniel Lapaine
Dominic Mafham
Phoebe Pryce
David Sturzaker
Brian Martin
Christopher Logan
Ben Lamb
Scott Karim
Philip Cox
Stefan Adegbola

Works

Shakespeare, William

The Merchant of Venice

Artists

Jonathan Pryce
Rachel Pickup
Daniel Lapaine
Dominic Mafham
Phoebe Pryce
David Sturzaker
Brian Martin
Christopher Logan
Ben Lamb
Scott Karim
Philip Cox
Stefan Adegbola

About

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if the ships fail to return, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.

In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.

‘Jonathan Pryce is electrifyingly good… Jonathan Munby’s production really sings.’ - Time Out

Cast:
- Shylock: Jonathan Pryce
- Portia: Rachel Pickup
- Bassanio: Daniel Lapaine
- Antonio: Dominic Mafham
- Jessica: Phoebe Pryce
- Gratiano: David Sturzaker
- Salarino: Brian Martin
- Prince of Arragon: Christopher Logan
- Lorenzo: Ben Lamb
- Prince of Morocco: Scott Karim
- Balthasar: Philip Cox
- Lancelot Gobbo: Stefan Adegbola

Choreographer: Lucy Hind
Director: Jonathan Munby

Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe, May 2015

1 x DVD
Running time: 154 minutes
Subtitles: EN
Sound format: Dolby Stereo & Dolby Surround

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