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Sir Arnold Wesker - The Birth of a Play: How and why I wrote Shylock

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Recorded in October 2007, and the 17th Parkes Lecture: playwrite Sir Arnold Wesker talks about the genesis, themes and reception of his play, Shylock. Set in the Jewish ghettos of 16th century Venice, Shylock is based on the same three stories Shakespeare wove together to create the Merchant of Venice.

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