The Merchant of Venice DVD
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Directed by John Sichel
Produced in 1973
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
Contemporary Drama • Contemporary Period, Costume, Historical Film • Contemporary British Film • Television Drama • Period, Costume & Historical Television • British Television • Stage - Theatre • Contemporary British Film
In this lavish stage production, Oscar winner Laurence Olivier takes on one of literary history’s most enigmatic and challenging characters: the vengeful moneylender of Venice, Shylock. Adapted from Jonathan Miller’s brilliant London stage production, this updated interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece shifts the setting from Elizabethan times to the late 19th Century - allowing for a new relevance for contemporary audiences, and a deeper understanding of the central character.
Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston, Anthony Nicholls and Denis Lawson also feature among the cast of the production, which is adapted and directed by acclaimed screenwriter, director and theatre trainer John Sichel.
Length: 128 mins
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 19th September 2011
Cat No: 7953582