Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in The Merchant of Venice (Sept. 26)

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The timing could not be more appropriate to talk about issues of exclusion and inclusion in society, the topic at the center of the next Inserra event presented with Arts & Cultural Programming | Peak Performances at the Kasser Theater. "Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and in Today's World" (Tue. Sept. 26 at 6:30 in the Kasser Theater) was designed in connection with Karin Coonrod's innovative production of Shakespeare's play with five different Shylocks (running at the Kasser from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1).

Join Karin Coonrod, Alessandro Cassin (Centro Primo Levi) and Teresa Fiore (Montclair State U) for a conversation about The Merchant - recently described as "a cure for xenophobia" by Stephen Greenblatt - the Venice Ghetto, and the timeless and complex stories they have to offer about humanity and justice.

Presented in collaboration with the Centro Primo Levi in New York, the Italian Program (Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) and the Jewish American Studies Program at Montclair State University, this conversation is part of a larger series of events about The Merchant to be offered on campus this month, and it is an honor to be able to provide an Italian perspective on the great variety of topics that this production wants to create a lively debate about. RSVP soon!

For more information see webpage. RSVP required here by Mon. Sept. 25.

SOURCE: Inserra at Montclair State University

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