The Merchant of Venice (Jan 1990)
William Beckwith - Forty-Sixth Street Theatre
The Merchant of Venice is a tragic comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous 'Hath not a Jew eyes' speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about the 'quality of mercy'. The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The moſt excellent Hiſtorie of the Merchant of Venice. With the extreame crueltie of Shylock the Iewe towards the ſayd Merchant, in cutting a iuſt pound of his fleſh: and the obtayning of Portia by the choyſe of three cheſts.
The Merchant of Venice (Play) William Beckwith leigh Lawson, Donald Burton, Richard Garnett, Gordon Gould- Forty-Sixth Street Theatre
Playbill/ Program Jan 1990
Run Dec 19, 1989 - Mar 10, 1990
Size 215 x 135 mm Pages 60
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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