The Merchant of Venice (BBC)

Warren Mitchell brings a finely balanced ambiguity to the villainous Shylock in this faithful BBC adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays. Not to say it was controversial in its day! Along with Mitchell are an excellent British cast that includes John Nettles, Gemma Jones and Kenneth Cranham.

Year: 1980
Genre: Shakespeare, Alice's Playhouse
Country: UK
Director: Jack Gold
Starring: Warren Mitchell, Gemma Jones, John Franklyn-Robbins, John Nettles, Kenneth Cranham
Duration: 156 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse (Shakespeare)



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