Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Trials of Shylock

Readers Theatre Rep
November 14 & 15, 2008


Readers Theatre Repertory distills Shakespeare's polemical play The Merchant of Venice to its darkest essence: the trial scene, Act IV, Scene 1. Audiences are still shocked as Shakespeare destroys the medieval, anti-Semitic stereotype of the Jewish moneylender in Shylock: neither hero nor villain, but a target of bigotry and hatred.

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