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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording of The Peter Hall Company’s production of The Merchant of Venice with Dustin Hoffman as Shylock.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
23 Feb 1990
Duration
152 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Robert Lockhart
Production Design
Chris Dyer
Cast
Dustin HoffmanShylock
Leigh LawsonAntonio
Nathaniel ParkerBassanio
Geraldine JamesPortia
Michael SiberryGratiano
Basil HensonDuke of Venice
Ben BrowderLeonardo
Donald BurtonSalerio
Francesca BullerJessica
Gordon GouldSolanio
Herb DownerPrince of Morocco
John WojdaStephano
Julia SwiftNerissa
Leo LeydenOld Gobbo
Leon LissekTubal
Michael Carter (2)Prince of Arragon
Neal Ben-AriBalthazar
Peter-Hugo DalyLauncelot Gobbo
Richard GarnettLorenzo

Additional Details

Theatre
Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, New York, N.Y.
Theatre company
Peter Hall Company, The
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Dustin Hoffman and Peter Hall

Notes

Notes
There were some cast changes from the Phoenix production.
History
Produced by the Peter Hall Company at the Phoenix Theatre, London, 1 June-23 September 1989; and at the 46th Street Theatre, New York, NY, 19 December 1989-24 February 1990.
Awards
Geraldine James won the 1990 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her role as Portia.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Rich, Frank. New York Times 21 June 1989, pp. 19, 25 and 20 December 1989, pp. 17-18.

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
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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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