Story: Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau

Te tangata whai rawa o Weneti, 2001

Te tangata whai rawa o Weneti is the Māori translation of Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice. It was translated by Māori scholar Pei Te Hurinui Jones in 1945. Jones also translated Julius Caesar and Othello into Māori. Te tangata whai rawa o Weneti was first performed on stage in 1985, and a film version directed by Don Selwyn was released in 2001. In this clip Portia (played by Ngarimu Daniels) and her maidservant Nerissa (Veeshayne Armstrong) make plans to select a husband for Portia. 

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Basil Keane, 'Māori non-fiction and scholarship – ngā tuhinga me te rangahau - Reference works and translations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 22 Oct 2014