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Shylock Versus ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Synopsis
Second episode of a two-part BBC schools drama programme on the theme of justice. This broadcast shows a dramatisation of the trial scene from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with Alan MacNaughtan as Shylock. The first part of the programme, transmitted a week earlier, focused on Prosper Merimee’s story ‘Mateo Falcone’.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
27 Oct 1964 at 14:05 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Ronald Eyre
Art Direction
Stuart Walker
Cast
Alan MacNaughtanShylock
Donald WebsterAntonio
Terry PalmerBassanio
Bridget TurnerPortia
Michael MurrayGratiano
Frank MooreySolanio
Michael MalnickDuke of Venice

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
justice; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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