Director Rebecca Gatward on The Merchant of Venice
30th May 2007
SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Director Rebecca Gatward talks to Heather Neill about her production of this controversial play at Shakespeare’s Globe, and about how our anxieties about its anti-Semitism tend to blind us to its comedy.
We’ve created two locations, Venice and Belmont, with a bridge and landing platform, which makes the audience the waters of Venice.