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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Merchant of Venice (The) (Unabridged)

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SHAKESPEARE, W.: Merchant of Venice (The) (Unabridged)

Author(s):Shakespeare, William
Artist(s)
Genre Spoken Word
Category Plays - Shakespeare
Catalogue NA288612
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 12.59
 

 


Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to lend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, three thousand ducats so that his friend Bassanio can afford to court his love, Portia. However, Shylock has one condition: should the loan go unpaid, he will be entitled to a pound of Antonio’s own flesh. Meanwhile in Belmont, according to the terms of her father’s will, Portia’s many suitors must choose correctly from three caskets. Bassanio arrives at Portia’s estate and they declare their love for one another before he picks the correct casket. Antonio falls into bad fortune and finds he cannot repay Shylock: a dramatic trial ensues to decide his fate.


   




Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

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Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


Review By Frank Behrens,Keene (New Hampshire) Sentinel,October 2013

I am sure that this Naxos version was based on the much-celebrated performance by Antony Sher as Shylock.

…Roger Allam creates a noble Antonio, while Emma Fielding (Portia) and Cathy Sara (Nerissa) handle their first scene with good pacing and humor.

It is a good point that the Prince of Aragon (Sam Dastor) and Prince of Morocco (Ray Fearon) are not played as pantomime fools but show just enough arrogance to get what they deserve in choosing the wrong caskets. Good grades to director John Tydeman.

more....


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