The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.080 Thursday, 16 January 2003
Date: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 21:54:10 EST
Subject: 14.057 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
Comment: Re: SHK 14.057 Re: Anyone Know Yiddish?
I believe it is ingenuous to compare the booing of Shylock -- which did
not happen at the performance I saw at the Globe -- to the booing of the
French in Henry V. I have never cared for the Shylock as helpless victim
approach, but the alternative excess -- the -- I repeat -- egregious
anti-Semitism of the New Globe version in a post-Holocaust climate was
particularly unfortunate. I can't quote statistics because there aren't
any, but most Jews -- include old noncombative socialist lefties like
myself -- were greatly offended. HR Greenberg
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