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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Shakespeare Globe Theatre’s 1998 production of The Merchant of Venice with Norbert Kentrup as Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1998

Credits

Director
Richard Olivier
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Claire van Kampen
Production Design
Jenny Tiramani
Cast
Norbert KentrupShylock
Jack ShepherdAntonio
Mark RylanceBassanio
Kathryn PogsonPortia
Andrew FrenchGratiano
Benedict WongSolanio
Clarence SmithLorenzo
Lilo BaurJessica
Marcello MagniLauncelot Gobbo
Morris PerryPrince of Arragon
Morris PerryLeonardo
Neil D’SouzaSalerio
Nicholas MonuDuke of Venice
Nicholas MonuPrince of Morocco
Ralph WatsonOld Gobbo
Ralph WatsonTubal
Robert WoodsStephano
Robert WoodsBalthazar
Sonia RitterNerissa

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre makes several recordings of a single production, using three fixed cameras, to enable practitioners and researchers to observe how the play has developed during the run.

For a detailed account of the rehearsal process and comments from the actors on their interpretations of their roles visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/globelink/frameset.htm
General
Norbert Kentrup is Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre in Germany.
History
The production ran from May 20-19 September 1998 in the Season of Justice and Mercy.
Reviews
For extracts of reviews from national British newspapers visit http://www.albemarle-london.com/globe.html

Proudfoot, Richard, Shakespeare Survey (1999) pp 215-28 (review article).

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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