Following the sell-out Under Milk Wood, Guy Masterson returns to Oxford Playhouse with Shylock, a show about one of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters, on Monday 17 September at 7.30pm.
One of only two Jewish men in the whole of the Bard’s works, the character Shylock has been considered comic villain, discriminated victim and everything in between. In this fascinating and humorous evening, Shylock is unmasked by his only friend, Tubal, in a series of clever impersonations; from Pontius Pilate to Edmund Kean, Barabbas to Adolf Hitler. Tubal plays all the characters in all of Shylock’s scenes in The Merchant of Venice, leaving us with a much deeper understanding of the character behind the controversy.
Gareth Armstrong's Shylock is rightly one of the world's most successful solo shows with a performance by Guy Masterson, perhaps the world's leading exponent of the form. Shylock celebrates one of Shakespeare's finest creations from one of his greatest plays.
Tickets for Shylock at Oxford Playhouse are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com