Bassanio, an impoverished Venetian, asks his merchant friend, Antonio to lend him 3,000 ducats, so that he can go to Belmont to woo the heiress Portia. With all of his capital committed overseas, Antonio borrows in turn from the Jew, Shylock, someone he has previously insulted, many times. Shylock demands that if Antonio defaults on the loan, he must pay with a pound of his flesh. When the news arrives that Antonio's merchant fleet bearing his entire fortune has been lost at sea, it is up to Portia, the heiress, to come to his rescue.
CBC Stratford Festival reading series.
English drama -- 17th century.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Radio and television plays.
Monette, Richard, 1944-2008.
Peacock, Lucy, 1947-
Stratford Festival (Ont.)
Van Burek, Nicholas.