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S02 E06: Agendas Galore!

December 2013:

So we pick up at the scene of the impromptu flash mob that Madam inadvertently gave trigger to (because of her awesomeness of course). 2,127 more words

Augmented Reality

Standing up to bullying social democrats

I have been reading Peter Weiler’s biography of Ernest Bevin, a leading social democrat in early 20th century Britain, and it is a lucid guide to what social democrats (i.e., the moderate men) are and how they came to power. 526 more words

J. A. Hobson

The Merchant of Venice

The merchant of Venice is the play we are studying this week in our on-line course. It is a play I have studied several times, and seen too, and so I do know the basics about it. 207 more words

Bits And Pieces

Proving Shylock Right---Or Wrong

The first thing that usually pops into anybody’s mind when Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice comes up is the cardboard stereotyped Jew Shylock. After Auschwitz, we cannot slip into enjoying this caricature the way earlier audiences might have if so inclined. 525 more words


Teaching kids to hate

If you’re Jewish, think twice about moving to Bedford, MA.  That’s the message of recent anti-Semitic incidents in that west suburban town. Elementary school children play a game called “Jail the Jews.” Swastika graffiti is discovered at an elementary school, at Bedford High School and a local playground. 553 more words


Shakespeare’s Globe: The Merchant of Venice – performance review

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By Rachel Creaser, TD editorial assistant

Currently playing at Shakespeare’s Globe is The Merchant of Venice – part of the theatre’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank season, now in its eighth year. 466 more words