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The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham

Sat, Aug 24 2:00 A.M. NH EXPLORE      

Shakespeare probably never met a Jew. Three centuries before The Merchant of Venice was written, England became the first country in medieval Europe to expel its Jewish population. Abraham addresses the ubiquitous anti-Semitism that characterized Europe in Shakespeare's time. Comparing Shylock to the stock Jewish villain of the day, the episode looks at the efforts over the years, for better or worse, to treat him more as a victim and rescue Shakespeare from any taint of anti-Semitism.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 302

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Sat, Aug 24 2:00 A.M. the merchant of venice with f. murray abraham     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Aug 24 5:00 A.M. the merchant of venice with f. murray abraham     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 26 4:00 A.M. the merchant of venice with f. murray abraham     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Aug 27 3:00 A.M. the merchant of venice with f. murray abraham     NH EXPLORE

About Shakespeare Uncovered:

This series combines history, biography, iconic performance, analysis and the personal passion of its hosts -- Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant -- to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

Each episode combines interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most celebrated film and television adaptations and illustrative excerpts from the plays especially staged for the series at Shakespeare's Globe in London.


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Sat, Aug 24 2:00 A.M. The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Aug 24 4:00 A.M. Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt     NHPBS
Sat, Aug 24 5:00 A.M. The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 26 12:00 A.M. Measure for Measure with Romola Garai     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Aug 26 1:00 A.M. Julius Caesar with Brian Cox     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Aug 26 2:00 A.M. Richard III with Antony Sher     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Aug 26 3:00 A.M. Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Aug 26 4:00 A.M. The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Aug 26 4:00 A.M. Julius Caesar with Brian Cox     NHPBS
Mon, Aug 26 5:00 A.M. Richard III with Antony Sher     NHPBS
Tue, Aug 27 2:00 A.M. Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Aug 27 3:00 A.M. The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Aug 27 4:00 A.M. Measure for Measure with Romola Garai     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Aug 27 5:00 A.M. Julius Caesar with Brian Cox     NH EXPLORE


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