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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
The Arkangel series consists of all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, uncut, fully-dramatised and accompanied by original music. Based on the text of the Pelican Shakespeare editions. A performance with Haydn Gwynne as Portia, Trevor Peacock as Shylock, Julian Rhind-Tutt as Bassanio, and Bill Nighy as Antonio.
Series
Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1998
Duration
150 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Clive Brill
Producer
Bill Shepherd; Tom Treadwell
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominque Le Gendre
Cast
Trevor PeacockShylock
Bill NighyAntonio
Julian Rhind-TuttBassanio
Haydn GwynnePortia
Will KeenGratiano
Alison ReidNerissa
Colin SalmonPrince of Morocco
David TennantLauncelot Gobbo
Geoffrey WhiteheadDuke of Venice
Jonathan TaflerSalerio
Michael DelamareLorenzo
Nicholas MurchieSolanio
Robert MorganPrince of Arragon
Ronald HerdmanOld Gobbo
Sarah Jane HolmJessica

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on cassette, 1998; CD 2003.
Reviews
For an assessment of the sound recordings from Arkangel, the Marlowe Society (Rylands) and the Caedmon Shakespeare Recording Society (Sackler) see Lanier, Douglas ‘Shakespeare on the Record’ in Hodgdon, Barbara & Worthen, W.B. (eds) A Companion to Shakespeare in Performance (Malden: Blackwell, 2005), pp415-436

Production Company

Name

Penguin Audiobooks

Email
audio@penguin.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7010 3067
Fax
020 7010 6695
Address
80 Strand
London
WC2R 0RL

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Penguin Direct

Email
customer.service@penguin.co.uk
Web
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Fax
020 8757 4030
Address
Bath Road
Harmondsworth
Middx
UB7 0DA
Name

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