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A Hebrew Take on Shylock on the New York Stage

Shylock ‘47 at the Pargod Theatre (1947)

Edna Nahshon

first production listed exclusively under the Pargod banner. Shylock ‘47 was conceptualized and staged by Peter Frye (1914–1991), a promising young director. Frye was born in Montreal to Yiddish-speaking, working-class, left-wing Jewish immigrant

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The Merchant ON Venice [Boulevard, Los Angeles], Chicago, 2007

Universalizing Shakespeare’s Play after the Holocaust

Michael Shapiro

very staging of the play, such as those by Peter Frye and George Tabori. 7 (4) Universalizing means mapping the play’s Jewish-Christian conflict onto other racial, religious or ethnic antagonisms, so it becomes less Jewish, one more example of inter