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First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents

First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice

A new production specially created for young people and their families.

“The world is still deceived by ornament.”

In Venice, the multicultural melting pot and trading centre of the world, everything has a value. High stakes are placed on beauty, and choices are made on appearance rather than reality. But when one of three boxes holds all you’ve ever wanted, would you risk everything on looks alone?

Directed by Robin Belfield, this new production uses an edited version of the original language to bring Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy to life in just 90 minutes.

First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice is produced in collaboration with regional theatre partners and Associate Schools and co-presented by Adobe, including specially developed digital learning experiences using Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud.

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First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice