Shylock by Mark Leiren-YoungShylock by Mark Leiren-Young


byMark Leiren-Young

Paperback | June 16, 2001

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Second Prize Winner, Canada's National One-Act Playwriting Competition (1994)Shylock is an award-winning play about a Jewish actor who finds himself condemned by his own community for his portrayal of Shakespeare's notorious Jew. Shylock has provided much fuel for the fiery debates surrounding censorship, historical revisionism, political correctness, and the thorny discussion of whether certain plays are suitable for contemporary productions - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice amongst them.Praise for Shylock:"Not an ounce of fat on this play. Pure gold." (CBC Radio)"Mark Leiren-Young's play is very strong and an important contribution to the vexed and vexing question of the alleged anti-Semitism of The Merchant of Venice." (Patrick Stewart, actor)"I leapt at the opportunity to present Shylock at Vancouver's Shakespeare Festival. It is a fascinating play. Bravo Leiren-Young! Bravo Shylock!" (Christopher Gaze, Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach Theatre Company)
Mark Leiren-Young is a popular Canadian performer, playwright and journalist. His plays have been produced throughout Canada and his award-winning drama, the romantic fantasy 'Blueprints from Space' received a staged reading at New York's Open Eye Theatre. Mark's first radio drama, 'Dim Sum Diaries', received international attention ...
Title:ShylockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 7.97 × 5.15 × 0.22 inPublished:June 16, 2001Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1895636124

ISBN - 13:9781895636123


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Centuries after William Shakespeare wrote The Merchant of Venice, the play still has the ability to stir up controversy with the racist portrayal of Shylock, a vicious Jewish villain. Interpreting this legacy, Shylock is an award-winning screenplay about a Jewish actor who finds himself condemned by his community for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s infamous Jew.