Nathan the Wise: An 18th-century German counterpoint to Shakespeare’s Shylock
Excerpt: 'Irregular Unions' by Katharine Cleland
Historical connections: The Black page in Henry Irving’s Victorian production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Strange Shakespeare: The anti-Shylock in the boxing ring
Excerpt: Shakespeare and the Folktale
What are the connections between traditional folktales and Shakespeare’s plays? Charlotte Artese, an English professor at Agnes Scott College in Georgia, sets out to explore these folktale sources in a new anthology of stories, Shakespeare and the Folktale, published October…
Drawing Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
Play on! Q&A: Elise Thoron and Julie Felise Dubiner on translating 'The Merchant of Venice'
Usury and 'The Merchant of Venice': An excerpt from 'London's Triumph' by Stephen Alford
Shakespeare's 'Merchant of Venice': Perpetuating stereotypes or sparking much-needed conversations?
Matthew Boston (Shylock) in District Merchants, a variation on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Folger Theatre, 2016. Photo by Teresa Wood. Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice ends badly for Shylock, with the court ruling against him and his claim on Antonio’s…
Shakespeare in the Caribbean
Roxi Victorian as Hero (center) with the cast of Folger Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing, a 2009 production inspired by the D.C. Caribbean Carnival. Photo by Carol Pratt. As you’ll hear in this episode of the Folger’s Shakespeare Unlimited podcast, Shakespeare…