Monthly Archives: February 2016

Shylock and I: As he reinvents Shakespeare’s moneylender, Howard Jacobson insists it wasn’t the bard who was anti-Semitic, it’s the ones who misinterpreted him

The Merchant of Venice has been performed on several occasions in the theaters of the Third Reich. In Shylock, the Nazis saw the Jew they wanted to see. And what they saw was the very embodiment of evil “From the moment he made his first appearance on stage in 1595, he (Shylock) confirmed, to those […]