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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Abridged version of the play adapted for radio and produced by Barbara Burnham. With Ernest Milton as Shylock and Freda Jackson as Portia.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
31 Jan 1937 at 17:35 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Barbara Burnham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Ernest MiltonShylock
William DevlinAntonio
Hubert GreggBassanio
Freda JacksonPortia
Geoffrey WincottGratiano
Alexander SarnerTubal
Charles HawtreyLauncelot Gobbo
Charles LefeauxSalanio (Solanio)
David King-WoodLorenzo
Eric AndersonBalthazar
Eric AndersonSalerio
Idina Scott-GattyNerissa
Ivan SamsonDuke of Venice
Kim PeacockSalarino (Salerio)
Leueen MacGrathJessica

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
This was actor Ernest Milton’s first radio performance as Shylock.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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