A Shylock

Author: Edward Einhorn

A Shylock

Description: To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1996
Date Added: 1/30/2014
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 80 Minutes
3 Females, 5 Males

NOTE: A Shylock is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to utc61@hotmail.com.

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Keywords: Adaptations · Comedy · Fantasy · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Postmodern · Shakespeare · Surrealism/Absurdism · The Theatre · Verse

This play is in the following collections: Untitled Theater Company #61

Original Production Information

A Shylock was presented February 1996 at Theater 22 in New York City with the following cast and crew:

Jacob: John Blaylock
Launcelot: Peter Brown
Hamlet: Catherine Dunning
Tubal: Martin Epstein
Portia: Dina Ipavic
Shylock: Daniel Leventritt
Antonio: Wesley Stevens
Jessica: Deborah Vaughan

Director: Edward Einhorn
Producer: David A. Einhorn