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William Shakespeare's the merchant of Venice [DVD] / Movision Entertainment & Arclight Films present in association UK Films Council Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions S.A., Immagine Cinema/Dania Film Istituto Luce, a Cary Brokaw/Avenue Pictures Navidi-Wilde Productions, Jason Piette-Michael Cowan/Spice Factory production, a Michael Radford film ; produced by Cary Brokaw, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette, Michael Lionello Cowan ; screenplay by Michael Radford ; director, Michael Radford.

Radford, Michael, 1946- , director-screenplay. (Added Author). Brokaw, Carrie, producer. (Added Author). Pacino, Al, 1940- cast. (Added Author). Irons, Jeremy, 1948- cast. (Added Author). Fiennes, Joseph, 1970- cast. (Added Author). Collins, Lynn, 1979- cast. (Added Author). Robinson, Zuleikha, 1977- cast. (Added Author). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Merchant of Venice [DVD]. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon DVD DRAMA MERCHANT 2004 (Text) 30653003346681 Adult Drama dvd Available -
Switzerland County Public Library - Vevay DVD WILL (Text) 33710721390073 DVD Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1404980229
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (2 hrs.11 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Anamorphic widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35:1)
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005, c2004..

Content descriptions

General Note: Movie rated "R" for some nudity.
Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Special features : Audio commentary with director Michael Radford & actress Lynn Collins; making-of 'The merchant of Venice' featurette; weblink to the Teachers' Guide (a classroom guide); previews
Participant or Performer Note: CAST : Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson, Kris Marshall, Charlie Cox, Heather Goldenhersh, Mackenzie Crook, John Sessions, Gregor Fisher, Ron Cook, Allan Corduner, Anton Rodgers, David Harewood, Antonio Gil-Martinez.
Summary, etc.: Shylock has grown wealthy through money-lending, the only profession open to Jewish businessmen of the time, but faces indignity and danger when he ventures beyond the Jewish quarter. In the same city, though in a different world, lives Antonio, a Christian merchant beset by worry over the fate of his trading vessels and his increasing isolation from his young friend Bassanio. The younger man has fallen in love with the beautiful Portia, and seeks to go abroad to win her hand. When Antonio takes a loan from Shylock, a bond is sealed, the risk of which is one pound of Antonio's flesh.
Language Note: English; English dialogue, French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Film and video adaptations.
Shylock (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Moneylenders > Italy > Venice > Drama.

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