19:15, Mon 25th November 2019 - Sat 30th November 2019 at Savoy Theatre
19:15, Mon 2nd December 2019 - Sat 7th December 2019 at Savoy Theatre
19:30, Mon 9th December 2019 - Sat 14th December 2019 at Savoy Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Christmas Vacation
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy".
The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The most excellent History of the Merchant of Venice. With the extreme cruelty of Shylock the Jew towards the Merchant....