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The Merchant of Venice

By: William Shakespeare
Narrated by: Hugh Griffith, Dorothy Tutin, Harry Andrews, full cast
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Publisher's summary

One of William Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Merchant of Venice is also his most controversial. A tale of the triumph of true love, it is packed with witty dialogue, philosophizing, and lyrical flourishes. But the comedy is often overshadowed by concerns about anti-Semitism swirling around the character of the Jewish moneylender, Shylock. Listen as this production by the Shakespeare Recording Society brings the play to life, warts and all, and demonstrates that an exploration of religious intolerance makes this work even more vital and compelling than ever. This full-cast recording features Hugh Griffith as Shylock, Dorothy Tutin as Portia, Harry Andrews as Antonio, and many others.

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"...as passionate, lyrical, and eloquent a set of readings as you are likely to hear." ( Gallery Magazine Booktalk)

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