Shakespeare's Globe

The Merchant of Venice

August 4 - 14, 2016

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A World's Stage Production from the UK
written by William Shakespeare
directed by Jonathan Munby
starring Jonathan Pryce

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Jonathan Pryce is electrifyingly good.

Time Out London

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The Play

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe production that took London by storm comes to Chicago. In some of his most highly charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theater. Double Olivier and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce plays Shylock, and is joined on stage by his daughter, Phoebe Pryce. The Telegraph praises “Director Jonathan Munby’s oak-solid, finely weighted production… the lighter and darker elements combine in a seamless whole.”



Video: The Merchant of Venice Trailer


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"An unconventional and extraordinarily moving masterstroke...a production that anyone who has never seen a first-rate Shylock should not miss."
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The Players

Creative Team

Jonathan Munby Director

Mike Britton Designer

Jules Maxwell Composer

Lucy Hind Choreographer

Kate Waters Fight Director

Oliver Fenwick Lighting Designer

Christopher Shutt Sound Designer

Kevin Bennett Associate Director

Dominic Dromgoole Original Producer


Stefan Adegbola Launcelot Gobbo

Andy Apollo Lorenzo

Raj Bajaj Solanio

Jolyon Coy Gratiano

Dan Fredenburgh Bassanio

Michael Hadley Duke of Venice / Tubal

Colin Haigh Balthasar

John Hastings Ensemble

Christopher Logan Arragon

Dominic Mafham Antonio

Brian Martin Salarino

Dorothea Myers-Bennett Nerissa

Rachel Pickup Portia

Jonathan Pryce Shylock

Phoebe Pryce  Jessica

Giles Terera Morocco

Meghan Tyler Ensemble

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