12/13 Encore Screening of “Filming with Shakespeare’s The Merchant in Venice”

Published on: December 20, 2019

On December 13th, MIT presented the Encore Screening of “Filming with Shakespeare’s The Merchant in Venice”, giving us a glimpse of the major production of Shakespeare performed in Venic. Both directors of both that production and this documentary: Karin Coonrod of Compagnia de’ Colombari (production) and Cathleen Nalezyty (documentary) were in attendance with other members of MIT’s Literary and Arts community. We revisited the convergence of two major anniversaries, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the 500th of the world’s first Ghetto, and history’s transformative effects on art, science, and people.