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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced and adapted for broadcasting by Rayner Heppenstall that uses Charles and Mary Lamb’s summary of the play from their Tales from Shakespeare as narrative framework. With Harold Kasket as Shylock and Olive Gregg as Portia. Carleton Hobbs narrates.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Sep 1966 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
90 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Rayner Heppenstall
Writer
Charles Lamb; Mary Lamb; William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Rayner Heppenstall
Cast
Harold KasketShylock
Robert EddisonAntonio
Frank DuncanBassanio
Olive GreggPortia
Heron CarvicGratiano
Anthony HallLorenzo
Barbara MitchellNerissa
Carleton HobbsCharles Lamb
Patricia LeventonJessica
Stephen JackDuke of Venice

Additional Details

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

Notes

Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times
Heppenstall writes about the challenges of abridging the play for radio in ‘The Merchant and the Moneylender’, Radio Times, 22 September 1966, p. 27.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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