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The Merchant in Venice: Shakespeare in the Ghetto

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Shaul Bassi    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia ORCID iD    

Carol Chillington Rutter    University of Warwick, UK    

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abstract

This book records the landmark performance of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian Ghetto in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the 500th anniversary of the Jewish quarter that gave the world the word ‘ghetto’. Practitioners and critics discuss how this multi-ethnic production and its radical choice to cast five actors as Shylock provided the opportunity to respond creatively to Europe’s legacy of antisemitism, racism and difference. They observe how the place and play stand as ambivalent documents of civilization: instruments of intolerance but also sites of cultural exchange.

Published
June 10, 2021
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-504-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-503-2
Number of pages
238
Dimensions
16x23 cm

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Shaul Bassi    Carol Chillington Rutter   
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Part 1. Making The Merchant in the Ghetto
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Karin Coonrod    Davina Moss   
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Frank London    Stefano Nicolao    Peter Ksander   
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Michele Athos Guidi    Jenni Lea-Jones    Linda Powell    Paul Spera    Francesca Sarah Toich    Michelle Uranowitz   
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Part 2. Taking The Merchant Beyond the Ghetto
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Clive Sinclair   
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Howard Jacobson   
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Carol Chillington Rutter   
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