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  • ISBN: 9780792751755 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751752 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 16 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Haydn Gwynne (Portia), Trevor Peacock (Shylock), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Bassanio), Bill Nighy (Antonio), Will Keen (Gratiano), Matthew Delamere (Lorenzo), Sarah-Jane Holm (Jessica), Alison Reid (Nerissa), David Tennant (Launcelot Gobbo), Geoffrey Whitehead (The Duke), Colin Salmon (Morocco), Robert Morgan (Arragon), Ronald Herdman (Old Gobbo), Jonathan Tafler (Salerio), Nicholas Murchie (Solanio).
Summary, etc.:
In Shakespeare's most controversial play, the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Antonio promises money to help his friend Bassanio woo Portia. He borrows the sum needed from the cruel Shylock, but there will be a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid. The golden world of Portia's Belmont calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry. But the dark shadow of Shylock is never far from the heart of this brilliant comedy as it moves toward its courtroom climax.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Shylock (Fictitious character)
Jews > Italy > Drama.
Moneylenders > Drama.
Venice (Italy) > Drama.
Genre: Comedies.

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