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RSC: The Merchant of Venice - Relaxed Performance

When one of three boxes holds all you’ve ever wanted, should you really decide on looks alone? Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy is brought to life in this 90 minute production created specially for 7-13 year olds.

‘The world is still deceived by ornament’

Venice is a multi-cultural melting pot and the trading centre of the world, a place where 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, should you really decide on looks alone?

First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice is a new production specially created for 7-13 year olds. Directed by Robin Belfield, it uses an edited version of the original text to bring Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy to life in just 90 minutes. 

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Date and Location

October 04, 2019 at 10.30am
 

Swan Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6BB