Shakespeare’s Merchant

Synopsis
The Merchant of Venice set in contemporary California and focusing on the relationship between Bassanio and Antonio. The film is a modern re-telling of the play - a Jewish woman is raped in broad daylight while people watch gleefully and a young man in a yarmulke is beaten senseless on the beach. In this atmosphere of 13th century lawless anti-Semitism, [Synopsis from product description]. Bruce Cornwell is Shylock.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Notes
Film based on the staging by the Ark Theatre Company at the Whitefire Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, February 2001.

Available on DVD (Region 1 only).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Gay and lesbian interpretations

Credits

Director
Paul Wagar
Producer
Brad Mays; Lorenda Starfelt; Paul Wagar
Cinematographer
Paul Mayne
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Paul Wagar
Music
Michael Kaulkin
Production Design
Rachel Sage Kunin
Costume
Rachel Sage Kunin
Cast
Allelon Ruggiero 
Ben Wells 
Brad Mays 
Bruce Cornwell 
Chad Jason 
D. Elliot Woods 
Donald Robert Stewart 
John D. Haggerty 
John Emmet Tracy 
Lance Arthur Smith 
Lorna MacNab 
Michalle Haner 
Richard Tatum 
Steve Shields 
Vanessa Claire Smith 

Production Company

Name

Wild Vision Productions

Distributor (Sale)

Name

amazon.com

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