Episode 486. Merchant Of Venice

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SHYLOCKTiger Reel has directed several productions of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and he talks about the discoveries he’s made working on this fascinating and difficult play. Featuring the struggles of creating human characters, juggling tones, training a young padawan, possibly inappropriate comparisons to Comedy of Errors, the importance of finding the right Portia and Shylock (Jack Young, pictured), and finally, finding characters to root for! (Length 20:38)

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TravelBench · April 20, 2016 at 6:05 am

Wonderful! The Merchant of Venice is one of the most neglected and infamous Shakespearean plays but it’s one of my favourites.

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