Antonio borrows money from the cruel Shylock to help his friend Bassanio court the wealthy heiress, Portia, but there's a dreadful penalty if the loan is not repaid - a pound of Antonio's own flesh. A brilliant comedy that calls forth some of Shakespeare's most lyrical love poetry, The Merchant of Venice reaches a courtroom climax in which the opposing values of justice and mercy must be resolved. Performed by Hadyn Gwynne, Bill Nighy, and the Arkangel cast.
Series: Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
Format: Audio CD
Published: 3rd February 2005
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 16.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.13