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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Jean Gascon’s 1970 production of The Merchant of Venice for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Donald Davis is Shylock and Maureen O’Hara plays Portia.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
8 Jun 1970

Credits

Director
Jean Gascon
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gabriel Charpentier
Production Design
Desmond Heeley
Costume
Desmond Heeley
Cast
Donald DavisShylock
Leo CiceriAntonio
Barry MacGregorBassanio
Maureen O’BrienPortia
Kenneth WelshGratiano
Alfred GallagherTubal
Bernard BehrensOld Gobbo
Eric DonkinPrince of Arragon
Helen CareyJessica
James BlendickLauncelot Gobbo
Jane CassonNerissa
Joel KenyonSolanio
Leon PownallSalerio
Mervyn BlakeDuke of Venice
Powys ThomasPrince of Morocco
Robin MarshallBalthazar
Ronald EastStephano
Stanley ColesLeonardo
Stephen MarkleLorenzo

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
A pre-season tour visited Chicago, Montreal and Ottowa.
Reviews
Barnes, Clive. New York Times 10 June 1970, p. 37. Edinborough, Arnold. Shakespeare Quarterly 21 (1970): 457-59 (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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