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The Merchant of Venice

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Basic Information

Location Calle Ghetto Vecchio, 1155, Venezia, 30121 Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Date 2016/07/26 - 2016/07/31
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Country Italy
City Venezia

Tourist Information

Free entry yes
Website http://www.themerchantinvenice.org/


Bringing Shakespeare's vision to the stage, the audience of The Merchant of Venice will be truly privileged to see the first ever performance of this play where it was set- the historical Venice Ghetto! Although only a creation of Shakespeare's imagination, one of the main characters, Shylock, is perhaps the most famous Venetian Jew of all times! To this very day, critics still debate the play's stance on antisemitism, and this performance in the Ghetto is sure to be riveting and extremely thought provoking.

General Information

"Hath not a Jew eyes?" This line of the dramatic speech by character Shylock in William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' may be one for which this compelling play is most remembered! This famous play tells the story of a merchant in 16th-century Venice who must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender.

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