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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Television adaptation of Nunn’s stage production featuring the original cast from the Royal National Theatre, London. With Henry Goodman as Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2003
Transmission details
31 Dec 2001 (Channel: BBC2)
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Trevor Nunn
Cast
Henry GoodmanShylock
David BamberAntonio
Alexander HansonBassanio
Derbhle CrottyPortia
Alex KellyNerissa
Andrew FrenchLauncelot Gobbo
Charles MilhamSuitor to Portia
Chu OmambalaPrince of Morocco
Daniel EvansLorenzo
David BurtDuke of Venice
Gabrielle JourdanJessica
Jack James 
Jack JamesSuitor to Portia
Jim CreightonSuitor to Portia
John NolanTubal
Liam McKennaSuitor to Portia
Mark SpringerLeonardo
Mark UmbersSolanio
Michael WildmanStephano
Oscar JamesOld Gobbo
Peter de JerseySalerio
Raymond CoulthardPrince of Arragon
Richard HendersGobbo

Additional Details

Theatre
Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, London
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A recording of the same Trevor Nunn production, made at the Olivier Theatre (Royal National Theatre), London, in March 2000 using two cameras is available for reference only from
V&A Theatre & Performance Collections, National Video Archive of Performance.

Distributor

Name

Metrodome Distribution

Notes
Specialist distributor of quality, independent films, both theatrically and subsequently on DVD. DVD releases include new films, classic cinema, documentaries, animation, stage adaptations, television programming and historical drama. NB. Metrodome Distribution went into administration in 2016

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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