Shakespeare: Love Across the Racial Divide | 3: The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown focuses on the complex role of Shylock, and how he navigates being a Jew in a Christian world.Tweet
Prefaces to Shakespeare | The Merchant of Venice
A personal introduction to the play and its characters by Timothy West, who played Shylock in the 1980 Old Vic production of the play. "Though the confrontation of Jew and Christian provides an overpowering central theme, it is not just the story of Shylock. A lot of the comedy and drama is to do with the balancing of emotional and material considerations ... this is, I think, the bedrock of the play."
Monday Play | The Merchant of Venice
A 1996 BBC radio adaptation of Shakespeare's thrilling courtroom drama The Merchant of Venice.