The Merchant of Venice - FNT

by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice - FNT

by William Shakespeare

Gábor Tompa
Dragoş Buhagiar
András Visky
Hungarian translation:
Ádám Nádasdy
Live music:
Loránd Farkas, Szabolcs Balla, Ervin Szűcs
Light design:
László Erőss
András Rancz
Stage Movement:
Enikő Györgyjakab, Paco Alfonsín
Márta Papp
Assistant Director:
Botond Nagy, Emőke Veres
Costumes Assistant:
Gyopár Bocskai

Duration: 2 h 45 min / Pause: 15 min


99 lei

77 lei

54 lei

Show Presented within the Framework of the National Theatre Festival 2019
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Producer Hungarian State Theatre Cluj 

The show takes place in a cold world, with modern technology, where, by contrast, passions are enormous. Passions that mean, first and foremost, narcissism and selfishness. At the same time, these characters are also prisoners of certain situations.

Here, no one chooses to give up everything, or say he is not interested in money. All act in accordance with their own interests, everything being manipulated by a complex network of interests and alliances. Of course, each character has strong, sincere emotions, has sex, love, eroticism. But the characters do not decide based on that. They only temporarily believe that these things are more important. Selfishness and self-interest intervene in all decisions made. If we reflect on this idea, we can create a theatre of terrible cruelty. Of course, with elements typical of comedy, with comical situations, but essentially a ravenous pursuit, full of cruelty, of "immortality", survival or happiness.

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 


Antonio: Gábor Viola                      Bassanio: Balázs Bodolai
Gratiano: Ervin Szűcs                      Salarino: Loránd Farkas
Solanio: Szabolcs Balla                      Lorenzo: Péter Árus
Shylock: Zsolt Bogdán                      Jessica: Éva Imre
Portia / Baltazar: Andrea Vindis                      Nerissa / Baltazar`s assistant: Csilla Albert
Stephano: Alpár Fogarasi                      Lancelot Gobbo: Csaba Marosán
Old Gobbo: Attila Orbán                      Tubal: Róbert Laczkó Vass
Prince of Marocco: Loránd Váta                      Prince of Aragon: Ferenc Sinkó
The Prince: Áron Dimény                      Extras: Melinda Kántor
János Platz
The Prince of Marocco guards: Melinda Kántor
Réka Zongor
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