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Orson Welles’ The Merchant of Venice

Alternative title
Merchant of Venice, The
Synopsis
The complete Columbia/Mercury recording of Orson Welles’ 1938 production of The Merchant of Venice. The 2 CD set also contains seven scenes from Macbeth with Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson.
Series
Mercury Text Records
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1999
Recording date
1938
Duration
c147

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elliot Carter
Cast
Brenda ForbesPortia
Edgar BarrierBassanio
Erskine SanfordOld Gobbo
Joseph HollandAntonio
Norman LloydLauncelot Gobbo
Orson WellesShylock
Orson WellesPrince of Morocco

Additional Details

Theatre company
Mercury Theatre Company
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Recorded July-September 1938. Released on CD by Pearl 1999.
Reviews
For an assessment of Welles as Shylock in the recording see Anderegg, Michael Orson Welles, Shakespeare and Popular Culture (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999), p51-2

Production Company

Name

Pearl Records

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

Pavilion Records

Email
pearl@pavilionrecords.com
Web
http://www. pavilionrecords.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (01189) 278 3591
Fax
+44 (01189) 278 4156
Address
Sparrows Green
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6SJ
UK

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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