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

Critical Acclaim

The Guardian
n unconventional and extraordinarily moving masterstroke
...Director Jonathan Munby takes on the challenge with generous intelligence and nerve. And this is a production that anyone who has never seen a first-rate Shylock should not miss. Casting Jonathan Pryce as Shylock and his daughter, Phoebe, as Jessica turns out to be no frivolous gimmick but an inspiration. It’s a family affair—a double star turn.”

The Guardian
Exceptionally well-told, well-played, well-paced, well-dressed

Time Out
Jonathan Pryce is electrifyingly good.

The Evening Standard
Pryce is excellent, with a notable gravitas and richness of performance.”

What's On Stage
Superba powerfully original Shylock. Pryce burns like hot coals and speaks beautifully.  The poetry comes through loud and clear.”

The Guardian
Jonathan Pryce presents us with a Shylock of weight, gravity and considerable complexityrichly realised.”

The Guardian
“The production does more than glisten…the lighter and darker elements combine in a seamless whole.”

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