UCI's Program in Jewish Studies presents                                                                                                   
"The Merchant of Venice: An Open Invitation?"
with Kenneth Gross, University of Rochester, Author of Shylock; and David Goldstein, York University

Thursday, February 24, 2011
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Humanities Gateway, Room  1030

A day-long conference featuring Kenneth Gross, author of Shylock Is Shakespeare, David Goldstein, food writer and Shakespeare scholar, and a dramatic exploration hosted by Robert Cohen, Claire Trevor Professor of Drama at UCI. The event will also include a special session featuring graduate student research on The Merchant of Venice.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: A round table of graduate students sharing their research on The Merchant of Venice
1:00 p.m. "The Voices of The Merchant of Venice," lecture by Kenneth Gross, University of Rochester, author of Shylock Is Shakespeare (University of Chicago Press, 2005)
1:30 p.m. Coffee on the patio
3:00 p.m. "Hath Not a Jew Eyes?" Directed by Robert Cohen, featuring Richard Brestoff, Jesse Easley and Ryan Imhoff, UCI Department of Drama
4:00 p.m. "Hospitality and the Price of Pork," lecture by David Goldstein,York University
5:30 p.m. Closing time

Free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Julia Lupton, jrlupton@uci.edu.

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