In a society that exploits minorities to keep the majority in power, identity is everything.
When ostracised Jewish moneylender, Shylock, chases a debt he is rightfully owed, it exposes the fault lines of a culture built on religious and moral hypocrisy.
Director Abigail Graham brings together the personal and political in this re-imagining of Shylock’s play.
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If you can't make it to the liver performance, experience Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, from wherever you are in the world with a live streamed performance direct from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 25 March 2022. Please see the Shakespeare's Globe website for more information.
A bold and modern reimagining
It’s powerful and emotive
Possesses a new and recharged ruthlessness
A radical cut-down version
Fresh look at a problematic play
Heart-wrenching revenge remix
It still all pays off with that stupendous final scene