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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Post WW II production by Donald Wolfit and his company showing Rosalind Iden (Portia) and Donald Wolfit (Shylock) performing the trial scene from The Merchant of Venice.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
24 Jan 1949 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
Desmond Davis
Producer
Desmond Davis
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Donald WolfitShylock
Anthony CullenAntonio
John WynyardBassanio
Rosalind IdenPortia
Joseph O’ConorGratiano
Alan NunnSolanio
Ann ChalkleyNerissa
Brian SandersGaoler
Clive RyderSalerio
Earnest ParrSpectator
Heathcote HumphreySpectator
John KillnerClerk
Martin BrethertonDuke of Venice
Pat RayePage
Ronald GriersonTubal

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 203 (BBC Play Library)
History
The broadcast was intended as a half-hour preview of the play that opened a week later at the Bedford Theatre, London.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

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