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MOV Production Banned?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0595  Thursday, 27 March 2003

From:           Alexandra Davida Hoffer <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Mar 2003 16:11:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        MOV Production Banned?

I was reading a book, Shylock and Shakespeare, by the Jewish actor
Abraham Morevski.  In a note dated 1933, he makes the following claim:
"[in the 1930's] The United States of America banned the production of
The Merchant of Venice as anti-Semitic propaganda!" (x) I can't find
anything to back up this statement, nor do I have any information about
a specific production he might be referring to.  Morevski seems a bit
inclined to hyperbole and not too worried about scrupulous accuracy.
Does anyone know what production(s) or policy he might be referring to
in his statement?

Thanks,
-Alex

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