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The merchant of Venice

Author: Maggie SmithCedric MessinaGerald SavoryFrank FinlayCharles D GrayAll authors
Publisher: [London] : BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2008.
Series: Maggie Smith at the BBC, disc 1.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Fullscreen ed
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BBC broadcast of the retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. The merchant, Antonio, borrows money from Shylock the Jew and signs a bond stipulating that if the money is not paid when due, Shylock may cut a pound of flesh from Antonio's body. Antonio is unable to pay the debt and is brought to trial where he is defended by Portia, disguised as a man.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Maggie Smith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Smith; Cedric Messina; Gerald Savory; Frank Finlay; Charles D Gray; Christopher Gable; Nerys Hughes; William Shakespeare; BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Warner Home Video (Firm); 2 Entertain (Firm)
ISBN: 1419867547 9781419867545
OCLC Number: 233003189
Language Note: Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Bonus feature: Acting in the 60's: Maggie Smith (1967).
Credits: Music arranged and directed by The Consort of Musike, directors Anthony Rooley and James Tyler ; producer Gerald Savory ; directed by Cedric Messina.
Cast: Maggie Smith (Portia), Frank Finlay (Shylock), Charles Gray (Antonio), Christopher Gable (Bassanio), Nerys Hughes (Nerissa).
Event notes: Originally broadcast for British television on April 16, 1972.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital mono, stereo ; 4:3 aspect ratio.
Series Title: Maggie Smith at the BBC, disc 1.
Other Titles: Merchant of Venice (Television program : 1972)
Responsibility: 2 Entertain ; written by William Shakespeare ; directed by Cedric Messina ; produced by Gerald Savory.

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BBC broadcast of the retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. The merchant, Antonio, borrows money from Shylock the Jew and signs a bond stipulating that if the money is not paid when due, Shylock may cut a pound of flesh from Antonio's body. Antonio is unable to pay the debt and is brought to trial where he is defended by Portia, disguised as a man.

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