Imagine… | Shylock’s Ghost

The Merchant of Venice

In this arts documentary, Alan Yentob travels to Venice with novelist Howard Jacobson, who has re-written Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as a novel, Shylock Is My Name. They examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most divisive fictional Jews in history.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC One
  • Duration: 1'05'49''
  • Broadcast date: 2015

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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