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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using two cameras, of the National Theatre’s 1999 production of The Merchant of Venice directed by Trevor Nunn with Henry Goodman as Shylock.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
17 Aug 1999
Duration
190 mins

Credits

Director
Trevor Nunn
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
Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
The National Video Archive of Performance also holds a videotape with an interview with Henry Goodman about the production.
History
The production was staged for television and broadcast on BBC2 on 31 December 2001 and in the US on PBS 8 October 2001 in the Exxon-Mobil Masterpiece Theatre series. The production was also videotaped by the National Theatre using a single camera on 6 November 1999. The television broadcasts and the video recording by the National Theatre are catalogued separately.
Awards
Henry Goodman won an Olivier Award for Best Actor for this performance, and Trevor Nunn won Best Director.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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