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Shakespeare Special – CANCELLED

13 April, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


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Shakespeare Special with Howard Jacobson and Henry Goodman

An event in partnership with Digital Theatre to discuss one of Shakespeare’s best loved plays: The Merchant of Venice.

Howard Jacobson, who recently reinterpreted the play for Hogarth’s Shakespeare Retellings series with Shylock is My Name, will be joined by British actor, Henry Goodman in a special event chaired by broadcaster and producer Fiona Lindsay and run in partnership with Digital Theatre.

Howard has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his most recent novel, J. Howard Jacobson’s first book, Shakespeare’s Magnanimity, written with the scholar Wilbur Sanders, was a study of four Shakespearean heroes. Many books later he has returned to Shakespeare with a contemporary interpretation of The Merchant of Venice – ‘the most troubling of Shakespeare’s plays for anyone, but, for an English novelist who happens to be Jewish, also the most challenging.’

Henry Goodman is a multi-award-winning actor and has been involved with everything from classical theatre to television mysteries to movie comedies. Out of eight nominations, he has twice won the Olivier Award for his U.K. stage performances; he was honoured in 1993, for Assassins, directed by Sam Mendes at the Donmar Warehouse, and again in 2000, where he gave National Theatre audiences the greatest Shylock of modern times in The Merchant of Venice, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Royal National Theatre.

A copy of Shylock is My Name is included in the ticket price. The book is published as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare project, which sees Shakespeare’s plays retold by acclaimed and bestselling authors, and published all over the world.The event is followed by a book signing.

5.30pm arrival for a 6pm start, to 7.30pm.


Howard Jacobson -«Keke KeukelaarHG(c Bruce Chatterton )


13 April, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Covent Garden Hotel
10 Monmouth Street
London, WC2H 9HB

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