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F. Murray Abraham as Shylock and Barabas
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0112  Thursday, 8 February 2007

From: 		Brian Willis <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 13:47:39 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 18.0099 F. Murray Abraham as Shylock and Barabas
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0099 F. Murray Abraham as Shylock and Barabas

I look forward to seeing this production in Stratford at the Swan.

One correction to the article though:

"a man whose sufferings have evoked compassion in audiences since the 
actor Henry Irving rescued him from ugly rapacity in the late 19th century".

Actually, Charles Macklin was the first actor that we can determine 
played Shylock for sympathy - in 1741, well before Irving and an 
influence on Garrick. "This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew" and all that.

Brian Willis

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