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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.

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.

Shylock was originally performed June 4-20, live on the Tabard Theatre stage and streamed online using a multi-camera set-up. A recording of the production is now available to purchase and watch online through August 22.

By Mark Leiren-Young

Directed by Jonathan Rhys Williams

Check out the digital program.

Note: You will be directed to The Tabard Theatre Company Website to purchase your video access ticket.

To Watch On Demand

  1. Purchase your video access ticket through our co-producer The Tabard Theatre Company, by clicking the button above.
  2. After purchase, go to your Order Confirmation email
  3. Toward the bottom of the email click on Watch any time that is convenient for you thru Aug 22.
  4. For ticket and show link information contact The Tabard Theatre Company Box Office at 408-679-2330 or boxoffice@tabardtheatre.org.


Non-profit partner:

A portion of all concession sales and donation made during the livestreams was contributed to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Silicon Valley.

Get a behind-the-scenes look!

Meet the Cast

Jon Davies Doug Brook