Der Kaufmann vo Venedig (Programme 2013)

Das Rheinische Landestheater

Der Kaufmann vo Venedig


  • Thursday, June 27, 2013, 20:00h
  • Friday, June 28, 2013, 20:00h


Production: Catja Baumann
Equipment: Anja Koch-Kenk
Dramatic advisor: Alexandra Jacob

With: Joachim Berger, Katharian Dalichau, Sigrid Dispert, Richard Erben, Claudia Felix, Ulrike Knobloch, Michael Putschli, Gabriel Rodríguez, Rainer Scharenberg, Jonathan Schimmer, Henning Strübbe

Length: 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

Price: B

Introduction 45 minutes before the beginning of the playBassanio wants to marry the royal heir Portia. In order to bid for her fairly he needs 3000 Dukaten. His friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, is also short of money because is awaiting the return of his ships.

While expecting to have money to spend soon, Antonio borrows the necessary cash from the rich Jew Shylock and agrees to his strange payment conditions: If Antonio can't pay him back he is allowed a pound of Antonio's flesh...

Hardly any other Shakespeare work is as varied and contradictory as this comedy “the Merchant of Venice“ – The Rheinische Landestheater's contribution to this year's Shakespeare Festival.