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Anti-Semitism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1101  Thursday, 16 June 2005

[1]     From:   Harvey Roy Greenberg <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 10:36:21 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

[2]     From:   M. Rick Smith <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 13:17:12 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

[3]     From:   Diane Mountford <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 14:50:03 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

[4]     From:   J. Dailey <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 20:30:11 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1082 Anti-Semitism


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From:           Harvey Roy Greenberg <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 10:36:21 EDT
Subject: 16.1095 Anti-Semitism
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

July issue of Psychiatric Times will carry my review/essay on MERCHANT
OF VENICE (the film) -- THE THING ITSELF -- which was written with the
input of many SHAKSPERwrites. For which relief, much thanks.

Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD

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From:           M. Rick Smith <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 13:17:12 -0400
Subject: 16.1095 Anti-Semitism
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

Another place to look for medieval antecedents is Jeremy Cohen, The
Friars and the Jews (1982, 1984).

M. Rick Smith, Associate Professor of English, Kent State University
Trumbull

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From:           Diane Mountford <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 14:50:03 -0400
Subject: 16.1095 Anti-Semitism
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1095 Anti-Semitism

Try the "Texts and Contexts" edition of the play
(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312294336/qid=1118861290/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/103-7141507-1600621?v=glance&s=books&n=507846).
This terrific edition features primary source materials from
Shakespeare's day, covering a variety of thematic topics including
anti-Semitism, which are highly illuminating.

Also, I just finished directing Merchant, and found myself making the
following point to audiences during our talk-back sessions: although the
vast majority of Shakespeare's audience was probably anti-Semitic, they
were certainly no strangers to religious persecution and forced
conversion. I cannot believe that Shylock's fate at the trial scene was
intended as a purely comic moment. So, as with everything in this
wonderfully complex play, "may the outward shows be least themselves."

Cheers,
Diane

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From:           J. Dailey <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Jun 2005 20:30:11 EDT
Subject: 16.1082 Anti-Semitism
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1082 Anti-Semitism

Have you looked at James Shapiro's "Shakespeare and the Jews"?

J. Dailey

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