HAPPY 457th BIRTHDAY WILLIAM!
SATURDAY LUNCH WITH SHAKESPEARE
APRIL 24, 2021
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Celebrate Shakespeare’s April 23rd birthday by attending “The Merchant of Venice” on April 24th, the next in our Saturday Lunch with Shakespeare series. The play is a "comedy", focused on an unpopular Jewish moneylender (Shylock) seeking revenge against a Christian merchant who has defaulted on a loan.
The BBC version was produced by Jack Gold and directed by Jonathan Miller. The production features John Franklyn-Robbins as Antonio, John Nettles as Bassanio and Gemma Jones as Portia. Comedian Warren Mitchell plays Shylock.
Our guest presenter is Stuart Varnam-Atkin, one of our regular contributors. A long-term Japan resident, Oxford-educated Stuart has carved out a unique career in Japanese media-related activities, including writing, translation, narrating, acting and TV work.
Tickets for a Venetian-themed lunch are 2,500 yen for members and students (2,750 yen including tax) and 3,000 yen for non-members (3,300 yen including tax). There is a cash bar. Drink tickets are available from the Front Desk. Cancellations after 6 p.m. Monday, April 19, will be charged in full. Please make reservations through the Front Desk (03-3211-3161).
Doors open 11:45. Lunch from 12:00. The play, with a short intermission for dessert and coffee, will end by approximately 4.30 p.m.
Please cooperate with the Club’s Covid-19 prevention measures and wear a mask (but not necessarily Venetian!).
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Note for your diaries: June 12 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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