Event The Merchant of Venice
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Venue Theatre Royal (1976- ), Sydney, NSW
First Date 1 May 1992
Opening Date 1 May 1992
Last Date 28 May 1992
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description As the steam clouds fade away to expose the white-robed lovers gathered in conversation in their Venetian bath house. There remains little doubt that Shakespeare has moved headlong into the 1990s. But along with modern mobile phones, Ray Bans and tailored double-breasted suits, the essential themes of outcasts, hypocrisy and unfair cruelty remain as strong as originally intended.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
John Adam Actor
Simon Arlidge Actor
John Bell Actor
Grant Bowler Actor
Marco Chiappi Actor
Patrick Dickson Actor
Suzi Dougherty Actor
Marian Dworakowski Actor
Tara Morice Actor
Sean O'Shea Actor
Jim Psiropoulos Actor
Ira Seidenstein Actor
Christopher Stollery Actor
Anna Volska Actor
James Wardlaw Actor
Christine Bennett Assistant Stage Manager
George Washingmachine Composer
Judith Hoddinott Costume Designer
Carol Woodrow Director
John Gillies Dramaturg
Geoff Cobham Lighting Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Michael Kaempff Production Manager
Michael Scott-Mitchell Set Designer
Cathy Dadd Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record May, 1992
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 11 February 2012
Event Identifier 15999