Director Jonathan Munby dissects The Merchant of Venice
in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
17th May 2015
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.”