Director Jonathan Munby dissects The Merchant of Venice

17th May 2015

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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. 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.”