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Merchant of Venice, The

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play directed by Peter Kavanagh. With Warren Mitchell in the title role, Martin Jarvis as Antonio and Juliet Aubrey as Portia. Original music by Barrington Pheloung.
Series
Monday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Year of release
2000
Recording date
11 Nov 1995
Transmission details
18 Nov 1996 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Kavanagh
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Barrington Pheloung
Adaptor for Radio
Peter Kavanagh
Cast
Warren MitchellShylock
Martin JarvisAntonio
Samuel WestBassanio
Juliet AubreyPortia
Ron CookGratiano
Andrew Branch 
Colin McFarlanePrince of Morocco
David Collings 
David MorriseyLorenzo
David Timson 
Denys HawthorneDuke of Venice
Georgia MitchellJessica
John Hartley 
John Turner (2)Prince of Arragon
Paul Jenkins 
Ross Livingstone 
Stephen Critchlow 
Tracy Wiles 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2000, the cassettes and CDs of the production are no longer in distribution (March 2006).
General
Warren Mitchell, who also played Shylock in the 1980 BBC TV production, is cast alongside his daughter, Georgina Mitchell, who in this production acts the part of Shylock’s daughter Jessica.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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