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The Merchant of Venice

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Show: The Merchant of Venice
Author: William Shakespeare
Venue: New Fortune Theatre, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Theatre Company: Graduate Dramatic Society
Show Dates: March 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 @7.30pm
Director: Lucy Eyre

Synopsis:
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today’s far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks.

Set in 1938, the story follows Portia, heiress to a large fortune and forced into marriage by an unorthodox method, stipulated by her late father. This attracts suitors from all over the world, which sets in motion a fateful transaction.

Merchant Antonio must default on a large loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender he abused and, in turn, the vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment. The demand tests the laws of Venice at a time when the rise of fascism in Europe threatens to quash the Venetians’ bohemian lifestyle, while strengthening anti-Semitic attitudes.
Interpretation: Updated to be set in 1938

Details

Date:
March 10
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.ticketswa.com/event/merchant-venice

Organizer

GRADS
Website:
http://www.grads.org.au

Venue

The New Fortune Theatre
35 Stirling Highway
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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Phone:
(08) 6488 2691
Website:
http://www.theatres.uwa.edu.au/venues/fortune