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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Televised adaptation produced by Hal Burton with Michael Hordern as Shylock. The production was broadcast as part of the ‘Stage by Stage’ series which seeks to investigate the theatrical traditions of the country.
Series
Stage by Stage
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
13 Mar 1955 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Hal Burton
Producer
Hal Burton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Cecily Arnold
Art Direction
Hal Burton
Cast
Michael HordernShylock
Raymond WestwellAntonio
Denis QuilleyBassanio
Rachel GurneyPortia
Laurence PayneGratiano
Derek HolmesLeonardo
Dudley JonesStephano
Geoffrey Taylor (2)Solanio
Hartnoll StoneServant
Ian MullinsPrince of Arragon
Jane WenhamNerissa
Jeffery DenchLauncelot Gobbo
John BreslinLorenzo
John GarleyOld Gobbo
John GarleyTubal
John HayterSalerio
John WestbrookPrince of Morocco
John WestbrookDuke of Venice
Leonard DaviesBalthazar
Michael StaintonGaoler
Veronica WellsJessica

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Production cost: £ 2.059 (BBC Play Library).

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a rehearsal script.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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