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Shylock

Shylock

The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew.

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant Of Venice a villain or victim?

Gareth Armstrong’s award-winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend – and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal.

Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant Of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

Shylock