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‘Do we not laugh?’ On the continuing obsession with Merchant of Venice
This brings us back to the question posed whenever a production of The Merchant of Venice is mounted: is this an antisemitic play, or a play about antisemitism? Indeed, if we need Shylock’s ‘Hath not a Jew’ speech to remind us that Jews are, in fact, human too, then we are dealing with a much larger cultural problem that productions of The Merchant of Venice play into. By Gabriella Edelstein.Continue Reading https://overland.org.au
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