The merchant of venice tv movie 1980 plot summary imdb. Widely regarded as the most convincing screen adaptation of the merchant of venice to date, this atv production was sourced from jonathan millers acclaimed 1970 national theatre staging aside from its artistic merit, its also a valuable historical record, preserving laurence oliviers farewell to stage shakespeare though he would record king lear for granada television in 1983. Ive never really been attracted to the merchant of venice, mostly because the antisemitism crucial to the play is upsetting, but in 1980 s bbc production, warren mitchells ambiguous performance as shylock i think reveals the bards true intentions. With john franklynrobbins, john rhysdavies, alan david, john nettles. Episode one of season three the taming of the shrew aired on wednesday, 23 october 1980. The merchant of venice tv is a film directed by jack gold with warren mitchell, gemma jones, john franklynrobbins, john rhysdavies, year. The merchant of venice is one of those really fine films which didnt receive a lot of fanfare when it was released in 2006. Glancing an eye of pity on his losses, that have of late so huddled on his back, enow to press a royal merchant down and. The following episode the merchant of venice aired on wednesday, 17. The merchant of venice is a play by william shakespeare in which a merchant in 16thcentury venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused jewish moneylender. Bob jones iii will play shylock the central figure considered one of the most intriguing of shakespeares villainsand will explore the plays themes of money, religion. Download themerchantofvenice torrent at torrentfunk. We have 46 themerchantofvenice movie torrents for you.
The merchant of venice was presented as a period piece true to venice and the bustling renaissance. The merchant of venice series 3 episode 2 first transmitted 17th december 1980. His friend bassanio is desperately in need of money to court portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of belmont. But to have a chance at winning her hand in marriage, he needs to have a lot of. The merchant of venice is a 2004 romantic drama film based on shakespeares play of the same name.
The merchant of venice is the 1980 bbc television production of william shakespeares classic romantic comedy. Curious to see tons of pictures and paintings about william shakespeares the merchant of venice. My daughter was studying the play in high school and this movie. Bassanio, unfortunately, is strapped for cash with which to go wooing, and antonio wants to help, so antonio.
Bassanio asks antonio for a loan in order to travel in style to portias estate. The merchant of venice 1980 tv movie plot summary 1 a rich merchant, antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend bassanio comes to tell him how hes in love with portia. Fandango fanalert sign up for a fanalert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. The merchant of venice music from the motion picture.
The merchant of venice full movie william shakespeare youtube. The plays antisemitic overtones can be troubling to. The second production of the jonathan miller years is a cold and forensic production of the merchant of venice, full. Welles played the role of shylock in addition to producing and directing the film as well as writing the adaptation. The merchant of venice by william shakespeare full. Background information an accessible and insightful look at the background of the merchant of venice from pbs. Classified as a comedy in the first folio, and while it shares certain aspects with shakespeares other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for shylock and the pound of flesh. The merchant of venice online text a full text version of the merchant of venice from open source shakespeare.
The merchant of venice 1980 bbc tv movie movieboozer. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Watch the merchant of venice trailers and video, including teasers, extended looks, exclusive clips, footage, sneak peeks, interviews, and more on moviefone. The merchant of venice is a 16thcentury play written by william shakespeare in which a merchant in venice named antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a jewish. It was actually completed, but is better described as a partially lost film. The merchant of venice 2004 in 16thcentury venice, bassanio joseph fiennes hopes to wed portia lynn collins. Set in the lavish era of 16th century italy, the merchant of venice follows the interlocking lives of a captivating assortment of shakespearean characters in th. In fact, it only ran for two weeks at a movie house in my city, although i did get to see it. Take in the fascinating tale of the merchant of venice, the story of a rich venetian merchant forced to default on a loan from a vengeful moneylender. A rich merchant, antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend. The merchant of venice from the guardian the guardian. Portia, played by julie hughett, and bassanio, played by. A rich merchant, antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend bassanio. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the merchant of venice 1980 near you.
The merchant of venice is a lost 1914 american silent film historical drama based on william shakespeares play. It is the first full length sound film in english of shakespeares. A rich merchant, antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend bassanio comes to tell him how hes in love with portia. Venetian merchant antonio borrows from jewish moneylender shylock, but finds that the latters terms are less.
The merchant of venice 1980 the movie database tmdb. Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine. The merchant of venice 1980 starring john franklynrobbins and john rhysdavies on dvd and bluray. The merchant of venice 1980 cast and crew cast photos and. A complete list of scenes with locations and characters in the merchant of venice. Librivox recording of the merchant of venice, by william shakespeare william shakespeares the merchant of venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the first folio of 1623. Shylock, a jewish moneylender, recalls past insults from antonio and, instead of asking interest on the loan, asks insteadin what he calls a merry sportthat if the loan is not repaid, antonio will owe a pound of his own flesh. The merchant of venice 1980 tv movie, full length movies. Warren mitchell must have a pound of john franklynrobbins flesh.
Antonio the merchant of venice lends 3000 ducats to his friend bassanio in order to assist him in his wooing of portia, a wealthy and beautiful woman who lives at belmont, an estate some distance from venice. The merchant of venice bbc shakespeare collection 1980. Which is a pound of this poor merchants flesh, thou wilt not only loose the forfeiture, but, touchd with human gentleness and love, forgive a moiety of the principal. The merchant of venice tv is a film directed by jack gold with warren. It was directed by and starred phillips smalley and lois weber, a husband and wife directing team. Ive never really been attracted to the merchant of venice, mostly because the antisemitism crucial to the play is upsetting, but in 1980s bbc production, warren. A richly cinematic and robust rendition of shakespeares prepolitical correctness play about the place of jews in antisemitic 16th century venice, michael radfords film takes delight in. This is great for performers because it lets you see full or truncated lines, cue lines, and lines by actor.
Antonios friend bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. The merchant of venice is a play by shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. V movies i have ever seenmovies of 1980, 2004 and this one, nerissa is more beautiful than portia. The merchant of venice 1980 film in 12 parts 1980 films, venice. Antonio, a venetian merchant, complains to his friends of a melancholy that he cannot explain. The merchant of venice is a play by william shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. The merchant of venice is frequently cited as an unfinished film directed by orson welles and based on william shakespeares play of the same name. Using antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from shylock.
Costumes, lighting, and scenery helped to make the speeches believable. Michael radfords fresh, lucid and unpretentious screen revival of the merchant of venice is raised above the commonplace by a brilliant performance from al pacino as shylock. The play involves a young but money poor noble, bassiano john nettles, who wants to. The merchant of venice by michael radford al pacino. Portias father has died and left a very strange will. Antonio, the merchant in the merchant of venice, secures a loan from shylock for his friend bassanio, who seeks to court portia. First entered in the stationers register on 22 july 1598 as a book of the merchant of venice or otherwise called the jew of venice probably represents an attempt by shakespeares company to prevent unauthorised printing of a popular play. The merchant of venice 2004 trailers and clips moviefone.24 83 1281 980 320 234 849 1326 1255 775 858 427 71 235 1231 373 35 578 997 906 964 880 422 1419 1433 1335 823 394 438 311 358 778 238 434 1294 554 72 103 616 726