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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Filmed partly on location in Venice, the specially commissioned production of The Merchant of Venice emphasises contemporary issues of capitalism, feminism, and racism in the form of anti-semitism. Bob Peck is Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Feb 1996 at 16:00 (Channel: Channel Four)
Duration
85 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution

Credits

Director
Alan Horrox
Producer
Alan Horrox
Cinematographer
David Higgs
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Tony Flynn
Adaptor for Television
Margaret Glover
Cast
Bob PeckShylock
Benjamin WhitrowAntonio
Paul McGannBassanio
Haydn GwynnePortia
Ashley ArtusLauncelot Gobbo
Caroline CatzJessica
John WoodvineDuke of Venice
Scott HandyLorenzo
Victoria HamiltonNerissa

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Aimed at Key Stage 3,4, GCSE/Scottish level E.F, SG, NQs. Age 11-16. Broadcast on Channel 4 in the Middle English slot
Documentation
Optional study guide and poster available.

Production Company

Name

Thames Television International

Notes
See: Yorkshire International Thomson Multimedia

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor (Sale)

Name

4 Learning

Notes
Channel 4 Learning has now closed. This used to be the educational broadcasting arm of Channel 4. The online shop sold educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for use in primary and secondary schools.

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