Theatre and Comedy

The Merchant Of Venice

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Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside


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The Merchant Of Venice

Shylock takes over the Globe

The Merchant Of Venice is the most unique of Shakespeare's comedies. What makes it so special is that even though the play is funny, it is mostly remembered for its dramatic scenes. In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy – while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre. Double Olivier and Tony award winner Jonathan Pryce plays Shylock in his first appearance at Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets are for standing in the yard.

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