Shylock [Drama On 3]

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2006030520080601One of the foremost playwrights of his generation creates a startling new perspective on an age-old story.

Shylock's close friend Antonio needs a loan, but 16th-century Venetian law discriminates against Jews.

For Shylock's own protection, Antonio persuades him to agree a bond.

They laugh as Shylock invents the absurd forfeit of a pound of flesh - but their mockery of the law may easily turn to tragedy.

By Arnold Wesker. One of the foremost playwrights of his generation creates a startling new perspective on an age-old story.

Shylock's close friend Antonio needs a loan, but 16th-century Venetian law discriminates against Jews. For Shylock's own protection, Antonio persuades him to agree a bond. They laugh as Shylock invents the absurd forfeit of a pound of flesh - but their mockery of the law may easily turn to tragedy.

Shylock Kolner....Henry Goodman

Antonio....Ronald Pickup

Portia Contarini....Juliet Stevenson

Nerissa....Noma Dumezweni

Bassanio....Toby Stephens

Rivka....Sheila Steafel

Jessica....Lydia Leonard

Tubal di Ponti....Jonathan Tafler

Lorenzo....Geoffrey Streatfeild

Graziano....Nicholas Boulton

Rebecca da Mendes....Jennie Stoller

The Doge/Solomon Usque....Geoffrey Beevers

Roderigues da Cunha....Anthony Glennon

Singer....Annette Ross

Producer/Director David Hitchinson.

  • antonio....ronald pickup
  • bassanio....toby stephens
  • graziano....nicholas boulton
  • jessica....lydia leonard
  • lorenzo....geoffrey streatfeild
  • nerissa....noma dumezweni
  • portia contarini....juliet stevenson
  • producer/director david hitchinson
  • producer/director: david hitchinson
  • rebecca da mendes....jennie stoller
  • rivka....sheila steafel
  • roderigues da cunha....anthony glennon
  • shylock kolner....henry goodman
  • singer....annette ross
  • solomon usque....geoffrey beevers
  • the doge....geoffrey beevers
  • tubal di ponti....jonathan tafler

  • by.... - - arnold wesker

  • antonio....ronald pickup
  • bassanio....toby stephens
  • by.... - - arnold wesker

  • antonio....ronald pickup
  • bassanio....toby stephens
  • graziano....nicholas boulton
  • jessica....lydia leonard
  • lorenzo....geoffrey streatfeild
  • nerissa....noma dumezweni
  • portia contarini....juliet stevenson
  • producer/director david hitchinson
  • producer/director: david hitchinson
  • rebecca da mendes....jennie stoller
  • rivka....sheila steafel
  • roderigues da cunha....anthony glennon
  • shylock kolner....henry goodman
  • singer....annette ross
  • solomon usque....geoffrey beevers
  • the doge....geoffrey beevers
  • tubal di ponti....jonathan tafler
  • by.... - - arnold wesker

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  • 20080601Shylock

    By Arnold Wesker.

    A new perspective on an age-old story by one of the foremost playwrights of his generation. Shylock's close friend Antonio needs a loan, but 16th century Venetian law discriminates against Jews. For Shylock's own protection, Antonio persuades him to agree a bond. They laugh as Shylock invents the absurd forfeit of a pound of flesh - but their mockery of the law may easily turn to tragedy.

    Shylock Kolner....Henry Goodman

    Antonio....Ronald Pickup

    Portia Contarini....Juliet Stevenson

    Nerissa....Noma Dumezweni

    Bassanio....Toby Stephens

    Rivka....Sheila Steafel

    Jessica....Lydia Leonard

    Tubal di Ponti....Jonathan Tafler

    Lorenzo....Geoffrey Streatfeild

    Graziano....Nicholas Boulton

    Rebecca da Mendes....Jennie Stoller

    The Doge/Solomon Usque....Geoffrey Beevers

    Roderigues da Cunha....Anthony Glennon

    Singer....Annette Ross

    Producer/Director: David Hitchinson.

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