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Listen: Is the Merchant of Venice anti-Semitic?

A summer tradition in New Zealand is sitting in a park and watching a play by Shakespeare. This year, 2022 in Auckland, Shoreside Theatre is putting on a programme of plays titled, as you may expect – Shakespeare in the Park.

In this interview with Andrew Whiteside, theatre director and former school teacher Trevor Sharp – who is directing The Merchant of Venice for this year’s run discusses the season and also dispels the myth that the play is anti-semitic.

Press play to listen to the interview:

More information on the 2022 Shakespeare in the Park season can be found here.

Shoreside Theatre Present: 

AUCKLAND SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK 2022

The Merchant of Venice
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Trevor Sharp

– AND –

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by James Bell

Playing in repertory22 January – 19 February 2022
The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre at The PumpHouse Theatre
Killarney Park, 2A Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland

Tickets $22 – $27*
Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult (limit 3 per purchase)
Bookings via The Pumphouse Theatre

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