Antonio's friend Bassanio is in love and needs money to go courting. Using Antonio as his collateral, he borrows money from Shylock. But when the debt comes due, Shylock demands repayment in the form of a pound of Antonio's flesh. This is a video of the 1970 National Theatre stage production with most of the same cast.
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In the last scene, Portia says: "It is almost morning." Yet, it is clearly already day. See more
A Kaddish is sung over the end credits, supposedly indicating that Shylock has died. See more
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