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The Merchant of Venice

Pop-up Globe tackles one of the most problematic of all of Shakespeare's "problem plays". 

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The Merchant of Venice

Date: 5 Aug 2018

Pop-up Globe’s all-male Buckingham’s Company tackles one of the most problematic of all of Shakespeare’s “problem plays”. 

Already deep in debt to his best friend, Bassanio requires just one more loan to finance his scheme to woo and win the wealthy heiress Portia. But with Antonio’s capital all tied up in foreign trade, the two friends turn to the villainous moneylender Shylock, who agrees to fund their venture on one condition: if the debt is not repaid on time, the forfeit will be a pound of Antonio’s flesh.

Blindly confident of success, Antonio accepts the fatal wager, unaware that when the due date comes he will be gambling for his life …

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