Shakespeare Unbard, Episode 14: Why do we keep performing The Merchant of Venice when it's such a terrible play?

Shakespeare Unbard is a podcast meant to get your excited about Shakespeare - but there's one play you should never get excited about. In Episode 14, Joel Fishbane discusses the many, many problems with "The Merchant of Venice". Also, the show is summarized and the 2004 film is discussed.

In this episode you'll hear clips from and reviews of:

1623 Theatre. The Merchant of Venice (Radio Drama).

Radford, Michale, dir. The Merchant of Venice. Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.  Read his essay on Venice here.

Shakespeare, William.  The Merchant of Venice. (The Riverside Shakespeare). Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.

 

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