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Merchant of Venice, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Habima’s (Israeli National Theatre) staging of The Merchant of Venice for the Globe to Globe season. Jacob Cohen is Shylock. Spoken in Hebrew.
Language
Hebrew
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
May 2012

Credits

Director
Ilan Ronen
Cast
Jacob CohenShylock
Alon OphirAntonio
Hila FeldmanPortia
Aviv AlushGratiano
Danny LeshmanPrince of Morocco
Liraz ChaamamiJessica
Nir ZelichowskiLorenzo
Ranit MatatovNerissa
Tomer SharonLauncelot Gobbo
Yoau DonatPrince of Arragon

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Habima
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Renaissance Italy
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works; Globe to Globe season; World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

General
The production was disrupted by pro-Palestian activists protesting against Habima’s "shameful record of involvement with illegal Israeli settlements on Occupied Palestinian Territory". The protestors included Mark Rylance, Mike Leigh and Emma Thompson.
History
The production was staged 18 and 29 May 2012
Reviews
For a long and thoughtful assessment by Peter Kirwan of the political events and security surrounding the production and its impact on the theatrical experience see http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/pkirwan/entry/the_merchant_of_1_2_3_4_5_6 The user comments following the blogs are also informative (accessed 7/2012).

Archive

Name

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