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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
The National Theatre’s 1999 production of The Merchant of Venice re-staged for television. Directed for stage by Trevor Nunn and for television by Chris Hunt. Henry Goodman is Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
31 Dec 2001 at 14:35 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Chris Hunt; Trevor Nunn
Producer
Chris Hunt; Richard Price
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Steven Edis
Production Design
Hildegard Bechtler
Cast
Henry GoodmanShylock
David BamberAntonio
Alexander HansonBassanio
Derbhle CrottyPortia
Richard HendersGratiano
Alex KellyNerissa
Andrew FrenchLauncelot Gobbo
Chu OmambalaPrince of Morocco
Daniel EvansLorenzo
David BurtDuke of Venice
Jack JamesLorenzo
Jessica JourdanJessica
John NolanBalthazar
Peter de JerseySalerio
Raymond CoulthardPrince of Arragon

Additional Details

Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The stage production was videotaped by the National Theatre (London) and V&A Theatre & Performance Collections, National Video Archive of Performance and these recordings may be viewed on-site by appointment. These recordings are catalogued separately.
History
Opening night at the Cottesloe Theatre 6 November 1999. The production later played in the Olivier Theatre. The production was shown in the US on PBS 8 October 2001 in the Exxon-Mobil Masterpiece Theatre series.
Awards
Henry Goodman won an Olivier Award for Best Actor for this performance, and Trevor Nunn won Best Director.

Production Company

Name

Performance Company, The

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
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London
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Name

Peabody Awards Collection Archives

Phone
706 542 7360
Fax
706 542 4144
Address
Media Department
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Athens
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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