Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s more complex plays. It succeeds on different many levels, being at once a romance, a comedy, and of course a tragedy.
It contains some of the most beautiful writing Shakespeare ever created. The love scenes between Portia and Bassanio are achingly beautiful, the trail scene full of tension and intrigued, and the plethora of Shylocks speeches which give the man a humanity and frailty of soul, while destroying prejudice in a single line, “Hath not a Jew eyes?”.
The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival first staged this production in 2016, and we are delighted to bring you this online version staring the talented actors which help make CSF the success that it is. We hope you enjoy watching our production of Merchant of Venice as much as we enjoyed recording it!
23 August, 7.30pm — 9.30pm ongoing
The Merchant of Venice