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Merchant of Venice, The (1973)

Synopsis
Originally staged by Jonathan Miller at the Old Vic in 1970 and then at the National Theatre, London in 1971, the production was subsequently recorded for television. The production is set in Venice in the 1800s.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1973
Notes
The production is also available on DVD as part of THE LAURENCE OLIVIER SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION (2007) available from online retailers.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Jonathan Miller

Credits

Director
John Sichel
Producer
Cecil Clarke
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Carl Davis
Production Design
Tony Abbott
Costume
Beatrice Dawson; Keith Sproul
Art Direction
Julia Trevelyan Oman
Contributor
Jonathan Miller
Cast
Alan Helm 
Anna Carteret 
Anthony Nicholls 
Benjamin Whitrow 
Charles Kay 
Denis Lawson 
James Barry 
Jeremy Brett 
Joan Plowright 
John Joyce 
Kenneth Mackintosh 
Laurence Olivier 
Malcolm Reid 
Michael Jayston 
Michael Tudor Barnes 
Peter Rocca 
Stephen Greif 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
128 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

UK

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.
 

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