Date(s) - 09/10/2023
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
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The character of Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice has long been a source of debate. Some have argued that he is an antisemitic portrait with long-lasting effects on the perception of Jews in our world, while others have stated that the character is a nuanced portrayal that is empathetic to his plight. In this performance, theatre dybbuk explodes one of Shylock’s famous speeches and investigates the ways in which language can both take on a wide variety of meanings and lose all meaning through persistent examination and exposure.
Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum