Things I Know to Be True

Andrew Bovell
Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But as each season brings about a new and devastating change, it becomes clear that life never works out as planned.
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(2016)

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The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is notable for its portrayal of the Jewish moneylender, Shylock. There were few Jewish characters in drama before this time, with the significant exception of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta.

 

Bassanio wishes to woo the wealthy Portia, but to do so must borrow money from his merchant friend Antonio, who in turn must borrow from the Jewish usurer, Shylock. If Antonio fails to repay, his bond will be a pound of his own flesh.

BBC Studios
(1978)
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Merchant of Venice - RSC 2015
RSC
(2015)
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare

The Tempest is thought to be one of William Shakespeare's final plays and, with its self-conscious theatricality, is widely acknowledged as something of a swan-song.

 

Prospero, once Duke of Milan, has become master of an island full of magic and now enslaved native inhabitants. When his treacherous brother washes ashore through a storm of Prospero's devising, the great director of the scene sets about enacting his revenge.

BBC Studios
(1980)
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British Council
(2016)
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Tempest - RSC 2015
RSC
(2016)
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