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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play with music especially composed by Anthony Bernard. George More O’Ferrall used two studios for his production.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
1 Jul 1947 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
George More O’Ferrall
Producer
George More O’Ferrall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Anthony Bernard
Art Direction
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Abraham SofaerShylock
Austin TrevorAntonio
Andre MorellBassanio
Margaretta ScottPortia
John GatrellGratiano
Archie AngusBalthazar
Arthur WontnerDuke of Venice
Douglas HurnSolanio
George BensonLauncelot Gobbo
Gerald ReganBoy Singer
Jill BalconJessica
John Martin (2)Leonardo
John Martin (2)Servant
Kevin SheldonStephano
Mary MartlewNerissa
Maurice BannisterTubal
Michael InghamLorenzo
Richard WarnerSalerio
Robert Adams (2)Prince of Morocco

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
The play was performed twice in one week, the second performance being broadcast two days later, July 3, 1947.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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