Friday, 13 January 2017

A photo of Violet Vanbrugh as Portia in The Merchant of Venice written by Shakespeare and produced at Windsor Castle in 1905

A photograph of Violet Vanbrugh (1867-1942) as Portia in The Merchant of Venice written by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)  and produced with Arthur Bourchier (as Shylock) at Windsor Castle in 1905





Violet Vanbrugh as Anne Boleyn

"Violet Vanbrugh (as Portia) & Arthur Bourchier (as Shylock) in The Merchant of
Venice"
"Violet Vanbrugh quickly returned to working at the Garrick and her triumphs included, in 1904, Alfred Sutro's The Walls of Jericho, that ran for 423 performances. By the command of Edward VII, she played Portia in her husband's production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice that was presented at Windsor Castle in 1905."

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