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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Radio adapatation of the play produced and directed by Martin Jenkins. With David Suchet as Shylock and Hannah Gordon as Portia. Music composed by Philip Lane.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
11 Aug 1986
Transmission details
3 Jul 1987 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
85 mins

Credits

Director
Martin Jenkins (2)
Producer
Martin Jenkins (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Philip Lane
Cast
David SuchetShylock
Peter JeffreyAntonio
Nicky HensonBassanio
Hannah GordonPortia
Geoffrey CollinsGratiano
Andrew BranchLauncelot Gobbo
Anton LesserLorenzo
Brian HewlettSolanio
Clifford RoseOld Gobbo
Cyril ShapsTubal
Edward De SouzaPrince of Arragon
Helena BreckNerissa
James GoodeBalthazar
James GoodeMessenger
John RoweSalerio
Joseph MarcellPrince of Morocco
Moir LeslieJessica
Steven HarroldLeonardo

Additional Details

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

Notes

Reviews
For Suchet’s comments on approaching the role of Shylock for this production see Robert Ottaway, ‘Suchet’s leap of faith’, Radio Times, 27 June-3 July 1987, p. 12.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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