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Merchant of Venice

This past weekend, Shakespeare’s Globe presented their production of The Merchant of Venice at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, and I had the very great privelege of being able to see it. 310 more words

Is Zapiro a racist or victim of doublespeak?

WHEN South Africa’s best-known cartoonist, Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro) was accused last week of racism for depicting a black man as a monkey in a cartoon in… 681 more words


These pants were actually given to me by my classmate who played Shylock on our play (I was Launcelot, his servant) , well I kinda forced her to give it to me… 75 more words


Regina Spektor, "Pound Of Flesh", from "Live At Bull Moose" (2005)

“… take a pound, take two
What’s a pound of flesh between friends like me and you?”

Regina does’t just make allusion to Shakespeare but also mentions the modernist poet, and Shakespearean critic, Ezra Pound. 245 more words


The Merchant of Venice?

I have always found the title of this particular play problematic as the majority of productions I have seen – and a great deal of criticism – focus predominantly on the character of Shylock. 704 more words


Ruth Bader Ginsburg is guest starring as a judge in a Shakespearean mock trial in Italy

This summer, take a vacation to Venice: Stroll along the canals, down some spritz, and—sure, why not—stop in to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco… 213 more words

Book Review: Shylock Is My Name

My first introduction to Shakespeare was through The Merchant of Venice. I was only 8 or 9 years old when I read an abridged version written for children. 374 more words

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