A Case for Shylock: Around the World with Shakespeare's Jew

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Nick Hern Books, 2004 - Drama - 211 pages

Gareth Armstrong has performed his solo play Shylock over 600 times in more than 30 countries. Traveling the world from San Francisco to Sri Lanka, his myriad encounters have enriched both him and the show, adding ever more threads to his one-man story of the Jew and the Jewish people.

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Contents

Foreword
Out of the Ghetto 5
From Ambridge to Africa 11
A Rustic Revolution 25
Steve 33
LastChance Saloon 39
Playing with Paranoia 51
The Shock of the Old 63
Flying Solo 86
Swans and Kiwis 94
Getting in a State 105
Two Exits to Thunderous Silence 114
Swastikas and Sadomasochism 127
State of the Union 162
Some of the People Some of the Time 198
Acknowledgements 207

Enter Tubal 69

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About the author (2004)

Gareth Armstrong was born in Wales and graduated with a degree in Drama from Hull University. He has worked extensively as an actor and director in regional theatre, and appeared in the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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