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Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is classified as a comedy, since it ends in marriage instead of death. This is surprising to modern audiences especially considering the treatment of Shylock, the Jewish moneylender. Is it an anti-Semitic play? Or a play with anti-Semitic characters? Shakespeare rises above the simplistic categorizations in a play that gives agency to the marginal and critiques those in the majority who abuse their power. In our current political climate of absolutes- right/wrong, hero/villain, revenge/mercy- Shakespeare creates a masterpiece of sophistication and subtlety, urging his audience to see the world in all its complexity and contradictions.

Details

Date:
November 1, 2019
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

Tower Grove Baptist Church
4257 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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Phone:
314-361-5664
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Organizer

St. Louis Shakespeare
Phone:
(314) 361-5664
Email:
info@stlshakespeare.org
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