The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1716 Tuesday, 14 September 2004
Date: Monday, 13 Sep 2004 12:51:20 -0700
Subject: 15.1703 C18 Shakespeare Quotations
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1703 C18 Shakespeare Quotations
>The first is the famous comment on Macklin's performance of Shylock in
>1741 that he portrayed "the Jew that Shakespeare drew." This is
>commonly attributed to Pope but can anyone tell me the source more
As I recall this was from a song, attributed to Pope:
This is the Jew
That Shakespeare drew.
George II's recommendation to Sir Robert Walpole on a way to frighten
the House of Commons was, "why don't you send them to see that Irishman
play Shylock?" - Macklin was the Irishman to whom the king referred.
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