Merchant of Venice/Shylock Sings the Blues
About these images
The message of Shylock as Hero and the bigot as self serving in “Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice” has been understated and I have been having fun using writing, visual art and music to bring this out and tell the story my way. “Shylock Sings the Blues; A New Jersey Gangster Fairy Tale.” Is the working title.
While watching Al Pacino and Lily Rabe as Shylock and Portia on Broadway in 2010 I was moved to explore the potentials of this story for bringing the message to a modern audience. Forthcoming will be a story book and music CD and hopeful a video and maybe a play.