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BWW News Desk

Anti-Semitism Examined in Merchant of Venice

March 23, 2011, by

This article first appeared March 17th on BroadwayWorld.com and has been reprinted with permission. On Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m., a panel of esteemed Shakespearean and religious scholars and experts will examine Shylock, Shakespeare, and the Jews: Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice. Barry Edelstein, director of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative, and author of