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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Reading of The Merchant of Venice with most of the the original cast of Richard Monette’s 2001 stage production for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Paul Soles is Shylock. The Stratford production was dedicated to Al Waxman who was cast as Shylock but died shortly before rehearsals began.
Series
Cbc Stratford Festival Reading
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Audio; Radio
Year of release
2002
Transmission details
at 23:00 (Channel: CBC Radio)
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Producer
Barbara Worthy
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Richard Monette
Cast
Paul SolesShylock
Peter HuttAntonio
Donald CarrierBassanio
Lucy PeacockPortia
Nicolas Van BurekGratiano
Adrienne GouldJessica
Brian TreeOld Gobbo
Brian TreeDuke of Venice
David SnelgroveLorenzo
Jason MitchellLeonardo
Jason MitchellClerk of the Court
Jeff WhiteBalthazar
Paul DunnLauncelot Gobbo
Rami PosnerPrince of Morocco
Raymond O’NeillSalerio
Richard MonetteTubal
Sarah ToddNerissa
Tim MacDonaldPrince of Arragon
Timothy AskewSolanio

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

General
The stage production was changed after a Muslim-Canadian lobby raised concerns about racial stereotyping, specifically the comic portrayal of the Prince of Morocco played by Rami Posner.
History
The play was broadcast by CBC in the Sunday Showcase series in two parts on May 26 and June 2 2002 produced by Barbara Worthy.

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

Archive

Name

CBC Broadcasting Centre Archives

Address
205 Wellington Street West
Toronto
Ontario
Canada MSV 3G7

Online Retailer

Name

cbcshop.ca

Email
cbcshop@cbc.ca
Web
http://www.cbcshop.ca External site opens in new window
Fax
416-205 2139
Address
CBC Shop
PO Box 500, Station ‘A’
Toronto
Ontario, MSW 1E6 Canada

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