In Shylock , a co-production with our fellow San José artists at The Tabard Theatre Company, a Jewish actor playing Shakespeare’s notorious money-lender as a villain attracts unwelcome protests and controversy at a Shakespeare festival. The actor’s contentious production of The Merchant of Venice has just been shut down, and Shylock presents the actor holding a talkback session to defend his work.
Performed live online from Tabard’s stage, using a multi-camera stream, Shylock is packed with ideas of censorship, history, representation, and the nature of art – it’s a testament to the power of The Bard sparking rich discussion and strong opinions.
By Mark Leiren-Young
Directed by Jonathan Williams
June 4 – 20, 2021
Note: SVS Donors Circle discounts are not available for this production.
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