Shakespeare's Globe

Shylock played by Norbert Kentrup

The Merchant Of Venice (1998)
Written by: William Shakespeare

Norbert Kentrup played Shylock in the 1998 production of The Merchant Of Venice.

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Production Notes 2

At this point, just over half way through the run of the play, The Merchant of Venice was given a 3 week break from performance.

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Production Notes 1

Norbert ideally likes to have 2 hours to prepare for a performance. He likes to go through every line and to think about it again.

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Rehearsal Notes 4

Shylock's story after Jessica's elopement is now for Norbert one of revenge.

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Rehearsal Notes 3

Norbert is now trying to work with the iambic pentameter and to find the appropriate stress for each word.

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Rehearsal Notes 2

Norbert is now exploring Shylock's insecurity, he feels that Shylock is afraid to dine with Bassanio and Antonio – he is an alien in Venice and insecure in certain situations.

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Rehearsal Notes 1

Norbert is a German actor playing Shylock at the Globe Theatre in London.

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Pre-Rehearsals

The rehearsals for the Globe's 1998 Theatre Season take place in a converted warehouse in O’Meara Street; about 5 minutes walk from the Globe theatre itself.

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