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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a story Shakespeare couldn’t resist.

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Company: Sport for Jove
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The Merchant of Venice

Date: 29 Apr 2019

An unfathomable sadness in a man’s heart, the mysterious terrors of the ocean, hate crime and religious intolerance and money, money, money … The Merchant of Venice is a story Shakespeare couldn’t resist.

Shakespeare created some of his most extraordinary characters in The Merchant of Venice: Portia, the brilliant young woman who dresses as a man to save a merchant’s life; Bassanio, the man with nothing who would have it all at any cost; Jessica, the girl who would trade her mother and father’s memories for a monkey; and at the centre of them all in the court of Venice stands a Jewish moneylender, Shylock, legally demanding a pound of flesh from a man who is willing to have his heart torn out of his body as a gesture of love to his friend.

Damien Ryan directs this all-new production for his company Sport for Jove. The cast includes Justin Amankwah, Pip Dracakis, Aileen Huynh, Felix Johnson, Damon Manns, Matilda Ridgway, Wendy Strehlow, Bryden Tuohey-White and John Turnbull.

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