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The merchant of Venice [DVD videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; produced by BBC & Time-Life Films ; director, Jack Gold.

Contributor(s): Gold, Jack, 1930- | Franklyn-Robbins, John | Rhys-Davies, John | David, Alan | Nettles, John | Morant, Richard | Cranham, Kenneth, 1944- | Jones, Gemma | Jameson, Susan | Mitchell, Daniel | Mitchell, Warren | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice | British Broadcasting Corporation | Time-Life Films | Ambrose Video Publishing.
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: Complete dramatic works of William ShakespeareComedy. Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]Description: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Shylock (Fictitious character) -- DramaGenre/Form: Television plays. | Television adaptations.DDC classification: 791.45/72 Cast: John Franklyn-Robbins (Antonio), John Rhys-Davies (Salerio), Alan David (Solanio), John Nettles (Bassanio), Richard Morant (Lorenzo), Kenneth Cranham (Gratiano), Gemma Jones (Portia), Susan Jameson (Nerissa), Daniel Mitchell (Balthasar), Warren Mitchell (Shylock), Marc Zuber (Prince of Morocco), Enn Reitel (Launcelot Gobbo), Joe Gladwin (Old Gobbo), Roger Martin (Leonardo), Leslee Udwin (Jessica), Peter Gale (The Prince of Arragon), Richard Austin (Antonio's Servant), Arnold Diamond (Tubal), Douglas Wilmer (The Duke of Venice), Shaun Scott (Stephano), Adrian Harman (Musician).Summary: Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
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DVD, digitally remastered, picture & sound enhanced; PC/Mac downloadable scripts.

John Franklyn-Robbins (Antonio), John Rhys-Davies (Salerio), Alan David (Solanio), John Nettles (Bassanio), Richard Morant (Lorenzo), Kenneth Cranham (Gratiano), Gemma Jones (Portia), Susan Jameson (Nerissa), Daniel Mitchell (Balthasar), Warren Mitchell (Shylock), Marc Zuber (Prince of Morocco), Enn Reitel (Launcelot Gobbo), Joe Gladwin (Old Gobbo), Roger Martin (Leonardo), Leslee Udwin (Jessica), Peter Gale (The Prince of Arragon), Richard Austin (Antonio's Servant), Arnold Diamond (Tubal), Douglas Wilmer (The Duke of Venice), Shaun Scott (Stephano), Adrian Harman (Musician).

MPAA rating: Not rated.

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?

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