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Literature & Film (HUMN 2333 - Alexa Larson-Thorisch): The Merchant of Venice

Created for Alexa Larson-Thorisch's HUMN 2333. Titles may vary from semester to semester and resources are added on an ongoing basis.

DVD available for checkout from the TCC library

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Articles & Websites

Films on Demand

the merchant of venice with f. murray abraham

DESCRIPTION 

F. Murray Abraham, who has played two great Jewish "villain" Shylock, from William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," explains European anti-Semitism in Shakespeare's time.

The Jew of Malta

 

DESCRIPTION 

Masterfully filmed using detailed period costumes and professional performers, this pitch-black comedy from the satirical pen of Christopher Marlowe—the only film adaptation of Marlowe’s brilliant drama—depicts hypocritical Christians, bloodthirsty Muslims, and one murderous Jew at his stereotypical worst. How popular and influential was The Jew of Malta in its time? Shakespeare himself drew upon the play’s characters to create Shylock and Jessica for The Merchant of Venice and borrowed liberally from a balcony scene to write his own for Romeo and Juliet. (106 minutes)

Available via interlibrary loan - click on title to request

DVD available via interlibrary loan

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