Shylock


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Shylock

shrewd, avaricious moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
See: Usury
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A During the evening the audience will not only meet Shylock and Tubal (his only friend in the play) but also a host of other characters including Portia, Pontius Pilate,Romeo, Bassanio, Barabbas Richard Burbage and Sir Henry Irving.
At the heart of the debate is the famous penalty clause that Venetian ship owner Antonio allows to be imposed on him by Jewish moneylender Shylock.
Here he takes on another loathed character, the money lender Shylock, whose intransigent desire to exact his pound of flesh from his debtor takes heart-stopping centre stage.
We all know about Shakespeare's Jew, in Shylock, The Merchant of Venice, but what about Shakespeare's Arab, in Othello: The Moor of Venice?
Now age 73 and walking with the "stoop of a prophet," as an interview once noted, Jacobson has for his latest project reanimated perhaps the most infamous Jew in all of English literature: Shylock.
Johansson's novel strikes a balance between the worlds of science fiction and speculative fiction in order to tell a rich story following one man's quest in the distant future for truth and memory on a planet called Shylock.
Through a series of interviews they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most divisive Jewish fictional characters.
Through a series of often-fiery interviews they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most divisive Jewish fictional characters, and became a propaganda tool in Nazi Germany
This also explains why Shylock is confident that Tubal is willing to sacrifice his own interest in his favor, lending him three thousand ducats at such a short notice.
Antonio is a Christian merchant, who in spite of his hatred for the Jew Shylock asks him to lend him money.
Set in Tudor England, when anti-Semitism was not only rife, but was the law of the land, SHYLOCK follows Shakespeare's efforts to bring the suffering of England's Jews to light by memorializing his friendship with a Jewish merchant-in-hiding in the form of a play.
TAKING time out between Wolf Hall and Game of Thrones, one of Wales' finest, Jonathan Pryce is an obvious choice to play Shylock, one of the best-known characters in fiction.