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Plenary: Howard Jacobson

Wednesday August 3rd

In our society of ‘safe spaces’ and a driving imperative to avoid causing offence to anyone at any time, “It is good,” said Howard Jacobson “for a reader to feel offended…” and to encounter sentiments for which we feel no sympathy. 119 more words

World Shakespeare Congress 2016

Shylock and Tubal

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Illustrator: Unknown

Engraver: Unknown

Original Illustration Size: 200 x 145 mm / 7″28 x 5″22

Illustration Number: 6/35

Source Text: The Plays of William Shakespeare  / Edited and Annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke / Illustrated by H. 41 more words

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New Design - If You Prick Us Quote

If you prick us, do we not bleed?
If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die?

After seeing Shakespeare’s… 75 more words

Act 2, Scene 30 - "The dramatic denouement."

Notes on The Trial of Antonio Part One

This week’s Zounds is the start of something new, with the first chapter of a six-part story taking us through the dramatic denouement of… 222 more words

"Strange Apparent Cruelty"

Novelist Jonathan Franzen told Time Magazine why he does not write about race: ““If you have not had direct firsthand experience of loving a category of person – a person of a different race, a profoundly religious person, things that are real stark differences between people – I think it is very hard to dare, or necessarily even want, to write fully from the inside of a person.” Indeed to exercise one’s imagination beyond one’s personal experience requires daring. 629 more words

Portia and Shylock

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Illustrator: H. C. Selous

Engraver: Unknown

Original Illustration Size: 220 x 142 mm / 8″24 x 5″8

Illustration Number: 13/16… 60 more words

Comedy

Shylock and Antonio

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Illustrator: H. C. Selous

Engraver: Unknown

Original Illustration Size: 120 x 130 mm / 4″24 x 5″4

Illustration Number: 10/16… 60 more words

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