Opened 12 Aug 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Shylock. A villain? A victim? Or something even more intriguing? Gareth Armstrong's award winning play confronts and confounds the stereotypes through the eyes of Shylock's only friend - and the only other Jewish man in all of Shakespeare - Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice he proves a born comic storyteller. Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Antonio the merchant, to Adolf Hitler, and from Dracula to the wandering Jew this dazzling, moving and often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.
Main Hall. Edinburgh Fringe Festival