The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.028 Monday, 6 January 2003
From: Philip Weller <
Date: Friday, 03 Jan 2003 10:40:04 -0800
Subject: Anyone Know Yiddish?
While at MLA I visited NY Public Library and saw there, in the "New York
Eats" exhibition, a playbill for a 1910 performance of "Shylock, a
comedy in four acts, by William Shakespeare," at the Yiddish Center.
(Don't know if I have the date or the name of the venue exactly right.)
I looked up "Shylock" as a title in the electronic catalogue there &
found about 10-12 entries, the earliest dated 1915, all in Yiddish.
I would love to know if and how Shakespeare's play was modified, but
don't know and don't want to learn Yiddish. Does anyone know of a lazy
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