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  1. Merchant of Venice, The (2016 Radio)

    Series
    Shakespeare: Love Across the Racial Divide
    Producer
    Mohini Patel

    Radio broadcast. A five-part series in which Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores five Shakespeare plays that cross the racial divide, with contributions from actors and theatre directors. The third programme...

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  2. Merchant of Venice, The (2015 Video)

    A production filmed live at the Center for Jewish History, New York. A modern-English version of the play staged in a Sephardi style with Jewish Ladinos songs. French actor and baritone David Serero is...

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  3. Julia Pascal - The Merchant of Venice (2007 Radio)

    Series
    Woman’s Hour

    Radio broadcast. Presenter Jane Little interviews the Jewish playwright Julia Pascal about her adaptation of The Merchant of Venice at the Arcola Theatre in London. In Pascal’s version, holocaust survivor...

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  4. Yiddish Queen Lear (1999 Video)

    Stage video recording of Julia Pascal’s re-working of King Lear. Set in New York in the late 1930s, a once-famous Yiddish actress gives her theatre business over to her three daughters. In the first...

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  5. Shylock (1998 Film)

    aka: Shylock for All Seasons

    Director
    Pierre Lasry
    Producer
    Kenneth Hirsch

    Documentary. A film which contends that hatred of Jews goes back 2,000 years, culminating with the near destruction of European Jewry. Argues that for the last 400 years, Western attitudes towards Jews have...

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  6. Marlowe, Shakespeare and the Jews (1970 Radio)

    Joel Hurstfield, Astor Professor of English History at University College, London questions whether Marlowe and Shakespeare ever met a Jew? Professor Hurstfield asks this question in the light of The Jew of...

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  7. Hamlet of Stepney Green, The (1965 Radio)

    Producer
    Charles Lefeaux

    Bernard Kops radio play distills elements freely adapted from Shakespeare’s tragedy into ‘A Sad Comedy with some Songs’ (subtitle). Kop’s one-act play is set in the 1950s lower-middle-class Jewish...

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  8. Alte Gesetz, Das (1923 Film)

    aka: Baruch Ancient Law, The

    Director
    Ewald André Dupont

    Feature film. In nineteenth-century Austria, a young Jew leaves the ghetto to become an actor. He eventually becomes famous and is reunited with his disapproving Rabbi father. Ernst Deutsch, as the Jew...

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  9. Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish (08/0 Film)

    Director
    Eve Annenberg
    Producer
    Eve Annenberg; Lazer Weiss

    Independent low-budget feature film which transports Romeo and Juliet to Williamsburg and the warring families are from two different sects of Orthodox Jews - the Chabads and the Satmars. Laser (Weiss) is...

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