School Incursions

The Merchant of Venice

Melbourne 

About the incursion

Travelling through the narrative of the Merchant of Venice, this session sees our actors give powerful and memorable performances of key scenes and speeches that specifically give insight into the anomalies and paradoxes in human behaviour.

We explore the heated debate surrounding one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays: is the play in and of itself anti-Semitic, or rather if it is about what it is to be anti-Semitic and, indeed, about racism in general. The characters of Shylock, Antonio, Portia and more are put under the microscope in order to investigate their motivations and grievances and to dissect the actions they undertake in the play.

Focus

  • Racial Prejudice
  • The Cyclical Nature of Hatred
  • Self-Interest and Commodity
  • The Law
  • Mercy and Justice
  • Usury
  • Shakespeare’s language styles and how they inform character and drive the story

How to Book

There are two options:

Download a booking form and return the form via email to schools.nsw@shakespeareaustralia.com.au
OR
click here and fill in the online form.

Our staff will contact you to confirm your booking and provide a deposit invoice within 7 days.If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email us or call our office on 02 9011 7704

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How to Book

Please complete this booking form.

Our staff will contact you to confirm your booking and provide a deposit invoice within 7 days.If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to email us or call our office on 03 8676 7511

Info and Cost

Available as an online
live-streamed interactive session or in-person school incursion.

Available for

Melbourne 

Duration

1 hour

Touring

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

For bookings outside these dates please contact us

Capacity

200

Cost

$1,100 (max 100 then $11 each)

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