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District Merchants

Synopsis
Play based on The Merchant of Venice. Set among the black and Jewish populations in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., where passions simmer and societies realign, District Merchants is a tale of money, merchandise, and mercy. World premiere event commissioned by Folger Theatre.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Jun 2016
Duration
160 inc. interval

Credits

Director
Michael John Garcés
Writer
Aaron Posner
Music
Chris Bacon
Production Design
Tony Cisek
Costume
Meghan Raham
Contributor
Tony Hoos

Additional Details

Theatre
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library
Theatre company
Folger Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Textual information
Dramaturg: Michelle Osherow Co-Dramaturg: Ayanna Thompson

Archive

Name

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA)

Email
leahkim@umd.edu
Web
http://www.wapava.org External site opens in new window
Phone
(301) 405 9117
Address
James J. Taylor Collection
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742-1630

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