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Gathering Strangers

Karin Coonrod    Director

Davina Moss    Dramaturg

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abstract

In this conversation with her dramaturg Davina Moss, director Karin Coonrod lays out her vision for directing The Merchant of Venice in the Ghetto. She discusses production strategies, casting choices – including her decision to cast five actors as Shylock – and how her own personal aesthetic influenced the production. The script was adapted for this site-specific production, and Moss explores the decisions made to edit and rearrange the text to tell the story that more interested Coonrod. Finally, the two reflect on how this work experience affected them personally, as Shakespeareans, as Jews (by birth or marriage), and as artists.

Pubblicato
10 Giugno 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-504-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-503-2
Copyright: © 2021 Karin Coonrod, Davina Moss. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.