SHYLOCK

BSL performance (Cathryn McShane) 1:30pm, Thursday September 14th, Theatr Soar , Merthyr Tudful

A new one man play in the Welsh language from the team that brought you Burton and Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon.

The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction’s most famous Jew.

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim?

Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend – and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare – Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

Written and Directed by Gareth Armstrong
Associate Director: Rhian Morgan
Performed by Rhodri Miles

SHYLOCK runs 90 minutes and plays with an interval.

 

Theatr Soar ticket office 01685 722176

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