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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

"The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599."


The Merchant of Venice (2005 feature film)
"Directed by Michael Radford, Performed by Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Al Pacino, Gregor Fisher, Charlie Cox, Kris Marshall, David Harewood, Mackenzie Crook, Ron Cook, Tony Schiena, Zuleikha Robinson, and Anton Rodgers,: Sony Pictures Classics, 2005, 2 hours 11 minutes"

The Merchant of Venice (BBC Worldwide)
"Directed by Jack Gold. Performed by John Franklyn-Robbins, John Rhys-Davies, Alan David, John Nettles, Richard Morant, Gemma Jones, Kenneth Cranham, Warren Mitchell, and Marc Zuber.  Costumes by Raymond Hughes. Produced by Sir Jonathan: BBC Worldwide, 1981, 2 hours 34 minutes."

The Merchant of Venice  (Royal Shakespeare Company)
"Captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon, Polly Findlay’s visually compelling adaptation is set in reflective gold and casts Palestinian actor Makram J. Khoury as Jewish moneylender Shylock."