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

Out of the Ghetto
RIP
From Ambridge to Africa
A Rustic Revolution
Roots and Branching Out
Steve
LastChance Saloon
Finding the Plot
Macbeth and Mickey Mouse
Getting in a State
Two Exits to Thunderous Silence
PART THREE
Swastikas and Sadomasochism
The Case for Shylock
Lost in Translation
Bloodsuckers

Playing with Paranoia
PART TWO
The Shock of the Old
Enter Tubal
Posing as an Israelite
Flying Solo
Swans and Kiwis
State of the Union
Beyond Belief
Shylock Wallah
Bloody Justice
Some of the People Some of the Time
Back to the Ghetto
Acknowledgements

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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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