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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Marti Maraden’s 1996 production of The Merchant of Venice for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Douglas Rain is Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
29 May 1996

Credits

Director
Marti Maraden
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Louis Applebaum
Production Design
Phillip Silver
Costume
John Pennoyer
Cast
Douglas RainShylock
Roland HewgillAntonio
Paul HaddadBassanio
Susan CoynePortia
Wayne BestGratiano
David KirbyStephano
David WarburtonPrince of Arragon
Douglas ChamberlainOld Gobbo
Gerry MackayLauncelot Gobbo
Marion DayJessica
Michael ShanksLorenzo
Michelle FiskNerissa
Richard ClarkinSalerio
Richard QuesnelSolanio
Robert KingTubal
Roy LewisPrince of Morocco
William NeedlesDuke of Venice

Additional Details

Theatre
Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

History
The production ran in repertory 13 May-3 November 1996.
Stills
The production is set in Italy just before the Second World War against a background of growing Fascism.
Reviews
Newell, Alex. Shakespeare Bulletin 15, no.1 91997): 20-3 (in review article).

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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