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Shylock, Our Contemporary

Clive Sinclair    Writer

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Offering a personal reflection on the experience of seeing ‘seven Shylocks on a single day’ in Venice in the summer of 2016 this essay takes the form of an itinerary through three separate events related to the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the Ghetto of Venice. Footage of Laurence Olivier at the Doge’s Palace, the performance of the “Hath not a Jew Eyes?” speech in a “Mock Appeal: Shylock v. Antonio”, and the five Shylocks who appeared in Karin Coonrod’s production of The Merchant of Venice performed in the Ghetto, inspire a lively review and ironical companion piece to Sinclair’s posthumous anthology, Shylock Must Die.

Pubblicato
10 Giugno 2021
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-504-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-503-2

Keywords: AntonioShylockThe Merchant of VeniceFThe Merchant in the GhettoLaurence OlivierMurray AbrahamMock Appeal: Shylock v

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