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Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice(5 weeks)

Wednesday 4.30pm Age 9 to 12, 2 weeks left, hence £15

  • 15 British pounds
  • Online

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Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice Powerful but problematic, The Merchant of Venice is a romantic comedy overshadowed by the vivid depiction of Shylock, Shakespeare’s only Jewish character. Shylock demands a pound of flesh of the antisemitic merchant Antonio, as payment for a defaulted loan Antonio had taken to help his beloved friend Bassanio in courting the heiress Portia. But Shylock is shown to be as much a victim as a villain, having the most heartbreaking speech in the play, while the Christian heroes’ sympathetic portrayal is complicated by their bigotry and blatant hypocrisy. “Hath not a Jew eyes? … If you prick us do we not bleed?” These practical and playful sessions explore Shakespeare’s timeless works. Running the gamut of human experience from tragic to comic, you’ll get to perform speeches and scenes, explore stories and history, and discuss the profound questions posed by a writer who might just be both the greatest and most popular of all time. Sessions are taught by professional actor Charlie Sturgeon, 2018 MA Acting (Classical) graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, leading man of the Australian Shakespeare Company 2013-17 and of course host of our own improv and chatterbox courses.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Classes or Courses can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the start time. We cannot refund for missed individual sessions within a course. Classes or courses cancelled by P4HE or GIFT will be refunded as soon as practically possible.


Contact Details

P4HE@giftcourses.co.uk

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