SHYLOCK

Category
Cinema, Theatre and Comedy
Date
2019-11-01 19:30
Venue
Forest Arts Centre - Old Milton Rd, New Milton BH25 6DS, UK
Telephone
01425 612393
Email
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Contact Person
Box Office
First Line of Venue Address
Old Milton Rd, New Milton BH25 6DS, UK
Town
New Milton
Postcode
BH25 6DS

A new one man play from the team that brought you Burton and Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon - 'The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew...' 

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim?

He has been portrayed in ways which reflected how Jews were popularly viewed - from comic villain in Shakespeare's day to a victim of racial discrimination nowadays. Gareth Armstrong's award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend - and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare - Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

Written and Directed by Gareth Armstrong
Performed by Rhodri Miles

Winner of best touring production – Wales theatre awards 2018.

 

Tickets: £13.50; £12.50 concs. 

 
 

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