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Because I am a Jew: The Truth Behind Shylock

70 pages1 hour


Delving into the history of The Merchant of Venice, this book addresses Shakespeare's only Jewish character: Shylock.
This unique book treats several topics including the way Jews lived during Shakespeare's time, how Shylock was used as a propaganda by the Nazis, and how historical events and personal experiences effected how certain Jewish actors approached Shylock (From Jacob Adler, Anthony Sher, Habima Theatre company in Israel to David Serero). Shylock, a villain or misunderstood man? This book offers the answers from a theatre and religious point of view. Written by Alycia Oppenheim. English.

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