Stars: David Bamber, Peter De Jersey, Mark Umbers, Alexander Hanson, Jack James
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Runtime: 141 minutes
From the "Great Scenes from Shakespeare" series, this video portrays two key (and controversial) scenes from "The Merchant of Venice." In Act I, Scene III, Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, agrees to lend money to a Christian man on the condition that if he defaults on the debt, Antonio, the debtor's friend, will pay with a pound of flesh. In Act IV, Scene I, Portia, disguised as a Doctor of Law, outwits Shylock in his claim for the pound of flesh. The "Great Scenes" series, in which actors perform in authentic period costumes on stages patterned after Elizabethan theaters, brings to life the atmosphere and themes of the larger play. Produced by Seabourne Enterprises, Ltd.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.