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Shakespeare Laboratory: Part 2, The

Synopsis
In part 2 theatre and opera director Peter Sellars works with a multi-racial cast on his new production of The Merchant of Venice, in which Venice becomes Venice Beach, LA and Belmont is transformed into Bel Air. The experimental version casts a black Shylock, a Chinese Portia and a Latino Antonio and Bassanio. The production came to the Barbican Theatre, London in November 1994.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Oct 1994 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Bob Bentley
Contributor
Peter Sellars

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Historical period
1990s
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting; Workshops

Notes

History
Shown in BARD ON THE BOX season which ran for two months from 16 October to 14 December 1994.

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
York House
221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

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