The Merchant of Venice

In the last week of July, 2016 (26th-31st of July) Venice will host the first ever performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in the Ghetto, where the play is ideally set. This project is a collaboration between Compagnia de’ Colombari and Ca’ Foscari University Venice.

Visit for interesting details and practical information about the performance, on how to purchase tickets, etc.

Shylock, one of the main characters of this famous play, is possibly the most famous Venetian jew of all times. He was not a real character, but this, after all, remains a detail.

Among the activities leading up to the performance, a whole month of scholarly seminars and lectures (many of which open to the public) took place this Summer on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation and Ca’ Foscari University:  The Shakespeare in Venice Summer School.

Program of events open to the public 




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