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Cambridge Shakespeare Festival - The Merchant of Venice

When Jul 21, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where Downing College
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A very special event is coming up. A joint event with the Cambridge University Italian Society! For the occasion, we are going to see The Merchant of Venice, part of this year Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, which will be held at the Downing College gardens.
The play is in English. Tickets and further information are here.

We'll meet at 7 pm at Downing College. Please be punctual because there are no allocated seats in the garden. Feel free to bring blanket and anything you need.

The Merchant of Venice:
"If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

In sixteenth-century Venice, Antonio borrows money from Shylock, the Jewish moneylender whom he has publicly humiliated in the past. The loan is to be paid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if they should fail, and the money cannot be repaid, then Antonio shall pay a terrible price. In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy, while in the character of Shylock created the most memorable and tormented of outsiders in all theatre.

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See you there!