Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Silent Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice. [Il Mercante di Venezia]. Dir. Gerolamo Lo Savio. Perf. Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini, and Olga Giannini Novelli. 1910. Silent Shakespeare. DVD. Image Entertainment, 2000.

If either Olivier’s, Nunn’s, or Radford’s Merchant of Venice is too intimidating, try Gerolamo Lo Savio’s! I can’t give you the whole thing here, but I’ll give you a slideshow of the title cards. That should, pretty much, do it.

Links: The Film at IMDB.

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