Special Lecture: On 'The Merchant of Venice' and Being Jewish

11.02.2012 - By American Shakespeare Center Podcast Central

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American Shakespeare Center Co-founder and Director of Mission, and Mary Baldwin College Professor Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen delivers a special lecture on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. "On The Merchant of Venice and Being Jewish" addresses three questions: Was Shakespeare anti-Semitic? Is the play anti-Semetic? Should Jews oppose the production of The Merchant of Venice? Dr Ralph delivered this lecture before a live audience at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA, on June 24th, 2012. Dr. Ralph Presents: The Merchant of Venice File Size: 64.7 MB, Runtime: 56:31 minutes *Please note: Due to the conditions under which this podcast was recorded, there is some static that we were unable to remove from the audio; listeners with sensitive ears should be advised. *The PowerPoint presentation which accompanied this lecture will be available soon.

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