The Merchant of Venice

Comedy - Revival

New Century Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 22, 1947
  • Closing Date: March 6, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 6

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

Eric Adeney Duke of Venice
Robert Algar Prince of Morocco
Kempster Barnes Lorenzo
Richard Blythe Salarino
George Bradford Balthazar
Penelope Chandler Jessica
David Dodimead Court Clerk
Prince of Aragon
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Writer
  Donald Wolfit Staging
  Sheila Jackson Costume Design
  Hall Shelton Producer
  Advance Players Association, Ltd. Produced by Arrangement with
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