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Merchant of Venice, The

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
Transmission details
10 Feb 1974 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
120 mins

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
Laurence OlivierShylock
Anthony NichollsAntonio
Jeremy BrettBassanio
Joan PlowrightPortia
Michael JaystonGratiano
Alan HelmJailer
Anna CarteretNerissa
Benjamin WhitrowDuke of Venice
Charles KayPrince of Arragon
Denis LawsonLauncelot Gobbo
James BarrySalerio
John JoyceBalthazar
Kenneth MackintoshTubal
Malcolm ReidLorenzo
Michael Tudor BarnesSolanio
Peter RoccaStephano
Stephen GreifPrince of Morocco

Additional Details

Theatre
National Theatre, London
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Victorian
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Jonathan Miller

Notes

Notes
The production is also available on DVD as part of THE LAURENCE OLIVIER SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION (2007) available from online retailers.
History
Shown in the United States on the ABC network 16 March 1974.

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.
Name

Retail outlets

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