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Julia Pascal - The Merchant of Venice

Synopsis
Radio broadcast. Presenter Jane Little interviews the Jewish playwright Julia Pascal about her adaptation of The Merchant of Venice at the Arcola Theatre in London. In Pascal’s version, holocaust survivor Sarah (Ruth Posner, who is herself a Warsaw ghetto survivor) comes across a performance of the play in Venice, something that creates ‘a double ghetto effect’.
Series
Woman’s Hour
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
11 Sep 2007 at 10:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Contributor
Jane Little; Julia Pascal

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Jews; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Literary adaptation

Notes

History
Julia Pascal’s adaptation of The Merchant of Venice premiered at the Arcola Theatre in London, 11 September 2007.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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