Distinguished Speaker Series
Presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
The Merchant of Venice: What is it About Shylock and the Jews?
A Conversation with Barry Edelstein
Monday, June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC
Tickets 858-362-1348 or
Explore the controversy surrounding Shylock -- is Shakespeare’s theatrical treatment of the Jewish money lender anti-Semitic? If so, what is an appropriate response today? Weigh in when Shylock is "deconstructed" by one of the country’s most illustrious Shakespearean experts and a guest from the San Diego Jewish Community.
Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director of the Old Globe and Associate Producer of NYC’s Public Theatre’s recent Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, has been called by NPR "one of the country's leading Shakespeareans."
Barry, a published author (Thinking Shakespeare and Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions), will be joined by a special guest to discuss the social and historical controversies surrounding Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which will be part of the Globe's summer Shakespeare Festival this year.
Presented in conjunction with The Old Globe.
Ticket prices: $8/JCC members; $10/non-members
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