Distinctive amateur drama
in Northampton since 1932
Registered Charity No. 294848
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
A scene from The Merchant of Venice
Production No. 216
In the open air in the Courtyard, Abington Park Museum, Northampton
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MEMORIES OF THE SHOW
Alison Dunmore, October 2007
The director of Masque’s third production of The Merchant of Venice was brave enough to bring the play into the 20th Century.
Margaret Dickens set it in 1930s Hollywood with Pauline Sawford as the sympathetic Portia, aided and abetted by Ann Greenaway’s delightfully vivacious Nerissa (pictured right).
Bryan Hall was an authoritative Shylock. John Lott made the most of the Prince of Aragon and Owen Warr’s Old Gobbo was funny and pathetic.
Jane Roebuck’s coffee, cream and gold costumes were a delight.