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Shylock Reinterpreted

Theater: Alarums and Excursions

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/shylock_reinterpreted_19980828

"The Merchant of Venice" is 400 years old. The play was first entered on the register of the Stationer's Company in July 1598, along with a proviso that it shouldn't be published till the Lord Chamberlain gave his consent. And that didn't happen until 1600. It may be of some small comfort to know that, even in Shakespeare's day, artists and managers had to shear their way through red tape.

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