The screening is live in-person only, and the panel will livestreamed starting at 9:30 PM.
For one night only in the U.S., Shakespeare’s Globe reclaims Shakespeare’s disturbing tale in a bold, modern reimagining of The Merchant of Venice. Directed by Abigail Graham, The Merchant of Venice unfolds as Antonio is unable to pay back a loan from Shylock, who has requested a “pound of his own flesh,” and turns to his friend Bassanio for help.
This screening of the filmed production of The Merchant of Venice, which asks us to confront and question our own prejudices in the here and now, will be followed by a discussion about the play and its contemporary context of antisemitism and racism with a panel of experts.
“[A] radical reworking of Shakespeare’s problem comedy” – Jewish Renaissance
“Vibrant and fresh…brilliant and uncompromising” – What’s on Stage
Watch the trailer for the filmed production here:
This event is presented by Shakespeare’s Globe and Shakespeare’s Globe USA.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.
Doors open at 6:30 PM. The Museum is free and open to all on Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with Jewish and Russian fare on offer from LOX Cafe. Currently on view: The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, Survivors: Faces of Life After the Holocaust, and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones.