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|Abstract||Venice Preserve’d is a post Jacobean play written by Thomas Otway in 1682… Written in a period of pokitical turmoil generated by Titas Oates ‘discovery’ of a Popish plot, the play contains a masterly interpretaion of this situation, especially in the characters of Antonio the Senator, who is a clear caricature of teh most infamous English whig politician of the 1670’s, the Earl of Shaftesbury.|
|Company||Melbourne University Student Theatre (MUST)|
|Notes||Sub-title – “A Plot Discover’d”|
|Cast||Priul – Gary Kliger; Jaffeir – Nigel Davenport; Pierre – Ron Hoenig; Belvidera – Janys Hayes; Aquilina – Jane Tyhan; Renault – Andrew Ramsey; Spinosa – Robert Gebert; Eliot – Greg Brown; Bedamore – John Gleeson; Brainveil – Simon Pryor; Durand – John Keane; Brabe – Robert Moon; Footman – Simon Pryor; Antonio – Peter King; Officers – Bruce Davidson, Simon Pryor; Duke of Venice – Campbell Thomson; Senators – John Gleeson, Robert Moon, Greg Brown, John Keane; Priest – Campbell Thomson|