The Shakespearean Weeklong Run Commemorates 500th
Anniversary of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Compagnia De’Colombari (http://www.colombari.org/)
the critically acclaimed international collective of performing artists,
generating theater in surprising places with Ca’Foscari
University of Venice launches The
Merchant of Venice in Venice, Italy: (http://www.themerchantinvenice.org/).
Shylock returns to Venice’s Jewish Ghetto in the first ever production
of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice where it was originally conceived,
in English, with an international award-winning cast, runs July 26-31,
“It is a theatrical privilege to create the mise-en-scène of
Merchant of Venice, in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto–we are
forcing the dramatic confrontation between play-place-time and-other,” states Director
and Founder Karin Coonrod.
The weeklong run is a centerpiece of The 500th
Anniversary of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto. The open-air performance
di Ghetto Nuovo also commemorates the 400th Anniversary
of Shakespeare’s death. The play begins at twilight and
ends-in-the-dark-of-night. An international company of 25 award-winning
performers includes Emmy-Winner Reg
Cathey, Drama-Desk Winner Ned
Eisenberg, with music composed by Grammy-winner Frank
entire cast here.
“I was astounded by the way in which these actors are able to
transform Shakespeare’s words written 400 years ago into
theatrical experiences that enchant, inspire, challenge and still speaks
to us today,” states Shakespeare
Scholar, Yale University Professor David Scott Kastan.
Merchant in Venice your travel destination–experience a week of
Ticket packages include block tickets, receptions tours and events
like the mock trail, visit: (http://www.themerchantinvenice.org/);
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- View BBC Merchant of Venice in Venice documentary: ‘Shylocks Ghost:’ (http://tinyurl.com/jrl495o).
About Compagnia De’Colombari
An international collective of performing artists, born in Orvieto,
Italy, based in NYC, dedicated to new/old works from diverse
traditions/cultures. Generating theater for the new century, the
Colombari believe every place is a space for the sacred architecture of
theater experience, igniting performer and audience. A tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization–contributions are tax-deductible www.colombari.org/.
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