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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play adapted and produced by Cyril Wood with Stephen Haggard (Bassanio), Abraham Sofaer (Shylock) and Celia Johnson (Portia). Music by the Vocal Octet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
13 May 1934 at 17:32 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
88 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Cyril Wood
Writer
William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Cyril Wood
Cast
Abraham SofaerShylock
Patric CurwenAntonio
Stephen HaggardBassanio
Celia JohnsonPortia
John CheatleGratiano
Denys BlakelockSolanio
Doris Blagrove 
Douglas RossBalthazar
Gwendolen EvansJessica
Hector AbbasTubal
Jerrold RobertshawDuke of Venice
Leo GennStephano
Leonard M HenryLauncelot Gobbo
Pamela StanleyNerissa
Paul FarrellSalerio
Richard GooldenOld Gobbo
Robert HarrisLorenzo
Roy EmertonPrince of Morocco
Theodore SmytheLeonardo
Valentine Dunn 
Wilfred FletcherPrince of Arragon

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Part of a loose series of Shakespeare adaptations broadcast on Sunday evenings on BBC National Programme.
Stills
The Radio Times programme notice is framed by photographic images of actors Stephen Haggard, Abraham Sofaer, Celia Johnson and Leonard Henry (11 May 1934, p. 432).
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935; Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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