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Clive Sinclair: “One City, Seven Shylocks: Venice’s Most Famous Son Comes Home”
November 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
“In my time I have seen many Shylocks …..
But never before have I seen seven Shylocks on a single day.”
Clive Sinclair is the author of fourteen books; one of which won the Somerset Maugham Award, another both the PEN Silver Pen and the Jewish Quarterly Prize for Fiction. His fifteenth – a work in progress – is a collection of stories, each orbiting the Merchant of Venice. He lives in London with the artist Haidee Becker. On the 21st of October his article on the Ghetto and the performance of Merchant of Venice and the mock trial of Shylock vs Antonio presided over by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was published in the London Times Literary Supplement.
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by: Shakespeare Workshop, Literature Department, Center for Jewish Studies, and the Institute for Humanities Research