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Shylock

Synopsis
In four sections, each consisting of an interview/workshop:
Part 1: A survey of the stage history of Shylock, with particular reference to the changing interpretations of the role. With Dr Tom Matheson of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.
Part 2: A consideration of the possible anti-semitic interpretations which may be given to the play. With William Frankel, former editor of the Jewish Chronicle.
Part 3: An interview with Jonathan Miller, who directed Laurence Olivier as Shylock at the National Theatre and was producer of the BBC Television Shakespeare Series The MERCHANT OF VENICE with Warren Mitchell as Shylock.
Part 4: A workshop session with Ian MacDiarmid and Patrick Stewart who have both played Shylock in Royal Shakespeare Company productions.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1986
Duration
90 minutes
Availability
Out of Distribution (2009)

Credits

Producer
Chris Wensley
Contributor
Jonathan Miller; Tom Matheson; William Frankel
Cast
Warren MitchellShylock
Ian MacDiarmid 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
anti-Semitism; drama in English; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Uses
A-level and undergraduate drama.

Sections

Title
Critical context, The
Synopsis
Part 1: A survey of the stage history of Shylock, with particular reference to the changing interpretations of the role. With Dr Tom Matheson of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

Title
Critic, The
Synopsis
Part 2: A consideration of the possible anti-semitic interpretations which may be given to the play. With William Frankel, former editor of the ‘Jewish Chronicle’.

Title
Director, The
Synopsis
Part 3: An interview with Jonathan Miller, who directed Laurence Olivier as Shylock at the National Theatre and was producer of the BBC Television Shakespeare Series ‘The Merchant of Venice’ with Warren Mitchell as Shylock.

Title
Actors, The
Synopsis
Part 4: A workshop session with Ian MacDiarmid and Patrick Stewart who have both played Shylock in Royal Shakespeare Company productions.

Production Company

Name

Dorset Institute of Higher Education, Department of Communication and Media

Sponsor

Name

Consortium for Drama & Media in Higher Education

Web
http://www.bufvc.ac.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London W1T 3QJ

Distributor (DVD)

Name

Bournemouth University, Department of Media Production

Phone
0202 524111
Fax
0202 513293
Address
Talbot Campus
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5BB

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