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Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Synopsis
Rebecca Gatward, director of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre 2007 production of The Merchant of Venice, talks to Heather Neill about her conception of the play and its staging. She speaks about how Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre works well for the play and is firm in her opinion that the play is a ‘broad comedy’ with Shylock ‘a comic villain’. Neill questions her about a contemporary audience’s reaction to the anti-semitism which many see in the play.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Multimedia
Recording date
30 May 2007
Duration
26 mins

Credits

Contributor
Heather Neill; Rebecca Gatward

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Notes

Notes
Recordings can be listened to online at the Theatrevoice archive: http://www.theatrevoice.com/the_archive/. Site accessed 8/2007.
General
Theatrevoice is a website for audio content about British theatre, and features journalists from across the UK as well as press and practitioners from across the theatre industry. It was set up in 2003 to see if theatre could be talked about in a new way: allowing critics to be more expansive than the usual space constraints of the print media allowed. In 2008, V&A Theatre Collections and Rose Bruford College, London agreed to support the site in partnership. (http://www.theatrevoice.com/about_us/, accessed 7/2010)

Online Availability

Online URL
www.theatrevoice.com

Production Company

Name

Theatrevoice

Email
info@theatrevoice.com
Web
http://www.theatrevoice.com External site opens in new window
Notes
Theatrevoice is the leading online site for audio content about British theatre.

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