Live Broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing 'The Merchant of Venice'.
"If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?" In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.
Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham, 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy.
|Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merchant of Venice takes place at...|
|The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Entertainment)|
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