â€œâ€¦a pound of fleshâ€¦nearest his heartâ€¦so says the bondâ€¦â€
I have composed the score to the performance by Sport for Jove.
The Merchant of VeniceÂ is a story with themes Shakespeare couldnâ€™t resist: an unfathomable sadness in a manâ€™s heart, the mysterious terrors of the ocean, hate crime and religious intolerance, money and our willingness to gamble with our lives.
Together with some of Shakespeareâ€™s most extraordinary characters, including the Jewish moneylender Shylock, this comedy delivers so much for your students to discover.
Presented by award-winning theatre company Sport For Jove,Â The Merchant of VeniceÂ is the intriguing tale of the difference between mercy and justice.
Photography by Seiya Taguchi