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Drama on 3: Shylock


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By Arnold Wesker. 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, and, for Shylock's own protection, Antonio persuades him to agree on a bond. They laugh as Shylock invents the absurd forfeit of a pound of flesh ... but their mockery of the law could so easily turn to tragedy.
Producer/Director David Hitchinson


Unknown: Arnold Wesker.
Director: David Hitchinson
Shylock Kolner: Henry Goodman
Antonio: Ronald Pickup
Portia Contarini: Juliet Stevenson
Nerissa: Noma Dumezweni
Bassanio: Toby Stephens
Rivka: Sheila Steafel
Jessica: Lydia Leonard
TubaldiPonti: Jonathan Tafler
Lorenzo: Geoffrey Streatfeild
Graziano: Nicholas Boulton
Rebecca de Mendes: Jennie Stoller
The Doge/Solomon Usque: Geoffrey Beevers
Roderigues da Cunha: Anthony Glennon
Singer: Annette Ross

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Drama on 3: Shylock

BBC Radio 3, 1 June 2008 20.00

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