Director Jonathan Munby dissects The Merchant of Venice

17th May 2015

Merchant of Venice
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INTERVIEW: JONATHAN MUNBY. The director talks to Heather Neill about his latest production at Shakespeare’s Globe: a Merchant of Venice starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock and Rachel Pickup as Portia. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe, May 14, 2015.  www.shakespearesglobe.com/ More theatrevoice interviews with Munby here.

“We were clear from the outset that we didn’t want to make [Shylock] sympathetic. What we were interested in was empathy…We wanted to understand why he does what he does.”

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