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Merchant of Venice, Classroom Video On Demand
The BBC presentation (2000) of the acclaimed Royal National Theatre production, directed by Trevor Nunn, adapted for television. A multi-award winner set in the 1930s with a Berlin film noir look, the production nonetheless preserves every one of Shakespeare's words. Henry Goodman won the Olivier and Critic's Circle Theatre Best Actor awards for his performance as Shylock.

Merchant of Venice: A New Perspective, Classroom Video on Demand
This adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, directed by University of Cambridge visiting scholar Douglas Morse, focuses on Portia’s story as well as the play’s essential humor—aspects frequently given short shrift in other productions. Filmed in an intimate, cinematic style at Cambridge’s renowned ADC Theatre, the program gives students the opportunity to closely examine one of Shakespeare’s most complex, multilayered works.