William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (DVD)

Opus Arte
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Royal Shakespeare Company

Also available on Bluray (Opus Arte OABD7192D)

Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, May 2015

Makram J Khoury (Shylock), Nadia Albina (Nerissa), Scarlett Brookes (Jessica), Patsy Ferran (Portia), Owen Findlay (Salerio), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Bassanio), David Ajao (Jailer), Jamie Ballard (Antonio), James Corrigan (Lorenzo), Eva Feiler (Citizen of Venice), Guy Hughes (Leonardo/Servant) & Brian Protheroe (Aragon)

Polly Findlay (director)

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all – as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

When the gold is flowing, all is well – but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over.

A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Running time: 152 minutes

Subtitles: EN

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTSa

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