Event The Merchant of Venice
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Venue Cremorne Orpheum, Cremorne, NSW
Umbrella Event First Sydney Shakespeare Festival 1961
First Date 31 July 1961
Last Date 5 August 1961
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Shakespeare.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Elizabethan
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Peter Adams Actor
John Alden Actor
Judith Arthy Actor
Malcolm Billings Actor
John Champ Actor
Alan Dearth Actor
Hans Eisler Actor
John Faassen Actor
Tom Farley Actor
John Farmilo Actor
Kerry Francis Actor
John Gregg Actor
Marion Johns Actor
Roger MacDougall Actor
Katharine McGarrity Actor
Max Meldrum Actor
Gordon Mouch Actor
John O'Brian Actor
Max Osbiston Actor
Alistair Roberts Actor
Rosemary Sheridan Actor
Muriel Steinbeck Actor
Joseph Szabo Actor
Vaughan Tracey Actor
John Alden Director
William Cole Lighting Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Maurice Sullivan Set Designer
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Three plays were presented as part of the First Sydney Shakespeare Festival. They were The Merchant of Venice, Othello and Macbeth. Each play was performed at a different venue, though the programme does not indicate which play was performed at which venue. The venues were the Sydney Conservatorium, The Elizabethan Theatre in Newtown, and the Orpheum Theatre in Cremorne.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Newspaper Advertising. The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 24 Jul 1961, Mon, Page 17
Event Identifier 139992