On the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, drawing back into the light the talented woman who may have inspired some sonnets and The Merchant of Venice
‘History is not always a stroll down memory lane’
The Supreme Court Justice will play the role of the judge in a mock trial of Jewish moneylender Shylock in Italy
A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater
Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production
They lie. They cheat. The treat their kids terribly. This Father’s Day, be thankful your own dad is such a mensch.
The ADL director says our interview with Shakespeare expert missed the point
Talking about ‘Merchant of Venice’ and the ADL with Barry Edelstein
In the Peace Corps, I hid my Jewish identity. But that didn’t prevent me from experiencing anti-Semitism.
Plus Brooklyn D.A. Hynes is a great goy, and more
Stephen Marche on hypocritical criticism of an Israeli theater group
A pound of flesh, a lion with a thorn in his paw, an all-powerful book—a new collection of Jewish folktales from Arab lands sheds light on the universality of the genre
Trying to make sense of Shakespeare’s politics, a complicated web of ideas and contradictions that attracted and repelled some of modern history’s most notorious leaders
Suicide note may indicate pilot’s anti-Semitism
Four rarely-seen plays echo
F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains
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