Past Event

The Merchant in Venice: Staging Shakespeare's Classic in the Jewish Ghetto


Started:  October 06, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM


Casa Italiana
New York, NY United States


In July, NYC-based theater collective Compagnia de’ Colombari staged an acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice in the heart of that city’s Jewish quarter.  Marking both the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the Jewish Ghetto and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the production brought the Bard’s play to its historic setting for the first time.

Founding Director Karin Coonrod will present a behind-the-scenes look at this production, which was developed during her Spring 2015 residency at the Bogliasco Foundation’s Study Center in Italy. This event is part of a series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Bogliasco Foundation.


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