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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of Theatre for a New Audience’s 2007 production of The Merchant of Venice directed by Darko Tresnjak with F. Murray Abraham as Shylock.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Mar 2007
Duration
139 mins

Credits

Director
Darko Tresnjak
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume
Linda Cho
Contributor
Patrick Hoffman
Cast
F. Murray AbrahamShylock
Tom NelisAntonio
Saxon PalmerBassanio
Kate ForbesPortia
John LavellGratiano
Christen SimonNerissa
Ezra KnightPrince of Morocco
Kenajuan BentleyLauncelot Gobbo
Mark VietorPrince of Arragon
Mark VietorDuke of Venice
Mark VietorTubal
Matthew SchneckSalerio
Nicole LowranceJessica
Vince NappoLorenzo

Additional Details

Theatre
Duke on 42nd Street, New York, NY
Theatre company
Theatre for a New Audience
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The production is set in the modern digitised world of Wall Street.
History
The production played in repertoire with Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta. Both productions were videotaped the same day. The production played from 22-31 March at the Swan Theatre as part of the Complete Works Festival in Stratford upon Avon and was recorded on video by the Royal Shakespeare Company. This performance is catalogued separately.
Reviews
Crisculoa, Michael. nytheatre.com (3 February 2007).

Production Company

Name

Parker Hodges Productions

Address
USA
Notes
A production company making the video recordings of stage productions for the Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT), New York

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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