The Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will play in select movie houses across North America, beginning August 19. The production, which opened to rave reviews at the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, was filmed for "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company from Shakespeare's home town around the world through a continued partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.
Makram J Khoury, one of the most celebrated actors in Israel, makes his RSC debut playing Shylock in Polly Findlay's production of The Merchant of Venice. The cast also includes: Patsy Ferran (Portia), Nadia Albina (Nerissa); David Ajao (Singer/Citizen of Venice); Jamie Ballard (Antonio); Scarlett Brookes (Jessica); James Corrigan (Lorenzo); Eva Feiler (Lady/Attendant); Owen Findlay (Salerio); Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Bassanio); Guy Hughes (Singer/Citizen of Venice); Gwilym Lloyd; Rina Mahoney (Portia's Servant/Duke of Venice); Ken Nwosu (Gratiano/Morocco); Brian Protheroe(Aragon); Jay Saighal (Solanio) and Tim Samuels (Launcelot Gobbo/Tubal).
For cinema listings and booking visit onscreen.rsc.org.uk to sign up for updates and follow the creation of the production online in the run up to the screening.
Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive clip of Act 3, Scene 1!