The Merchant of Venice

Comedy - Revival

Hampden's Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 26, 1925
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1926
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 54

Playwright: William Shakespeare


Moneylender Shylock forces the Christian merchant Antonio to offer him a "pound of flesh" in exchange for money to allow Antonio's friend to marry the beautiful and wealthy Portia, in William Shakespeare's tale of revenge, greed and religion.


Opening Night Cast

Edith Barrett Jessica
Ethel Barrymore Portia
Maurice Colbourne Bassanio
Marcel Dill Lorenzo
Reynolds Evans Solanio
Walter Hampden Shylock
Gordon Hart Balthazar
Kenneth Hunter Gratiano
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Walter Hampden Director
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