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Shakespeare in Italy

1:00-2:30pm: Robert Henke (Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis)

2:45-3:30pm: Commedia dell’arte demonstration

3:45-5:00pm: Oaths and Props, Merchants and Acrobats: Jews and Others in Shakespeare’s Stage and on the Italian Piazza
Erith Jaffe-Berg (Theatre, Film, and Media, UC Riverside)

5:00-7:00: Dinner break

7:00pm: "5 Things to Look for in The Merchant of Venice," with Dean Tyrus Miller, outside New Swan Theatre

8:00pm: Performance of The Merchant of Venice (buy tickets separately)

Organized by Deanna Shemek (UCI) and Ariane Helou (UCLA)

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Winifred Smith Hall
Winifred Smith Hall, Building 710, Irvine, CA

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Conferences, Lectures / Presentations, Arts / Humanities


Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students


Arts, Humanities


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Shakespeare Center

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