Tracy Ann Oberman to workshop The Merchant of Venice, with Artistic Director Brigid Larmour this May.

Tracy Ann Oberman to workshop The Merchant of Venice, with Artistic Director Brigid Larmour this May.

11 March 2019

The pair are to move the courtroom drama from its original setting in Renaissance Venice to the East End of London in the 1930s, when political unrest and racial prejudice were rife.

“It is a very problematic play. And it’s clear Shakespeare’s Shylock, along with Dickens’s Fagin, is difficult as a Jewish fictional stereotype, but when I watched the all-female Julius Caesar in 2012, I saw the way these roles can be open to reinterpretation,”

Tracy Ann Oberman speaking to Vanessa Thorpe at The Observer.

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