Forum: The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most provocative plays. Its exploration of power and prejudice is especially timely and meaningful in our world today. An onstage panel considers how the story of Merchant relates to our lives and our communities in 2017. Discussion followed by an audience Q&A.

Moderator: Marsha Lederman (Western Arts Correspondent, Globe and Mail)

Panelists*: Wendy Bollard (Apprentice Director, The Merchant of Venice, Bard 2017); Mary Hartman (Director of Education – Bard); Errol Durbach (Professor Emeritus, UBC); Mark Leiren-Young (author of Shylock – Bard 2017)

*All panelists subject to change.

Photo Credit: Warren Kimmel as Shylock
Photo: David Cooper

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