In a completely unique theatrical event, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, to the Yale Law School Courtyard. First staged in Venice to commemorate the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto five hundred years ago, the Compagnia de’ Colombari’s production, directed by Karin Coonrod, features a multiethnic cast and aims to accentuate Shylock’s humanity as a father and merchant, villain and victim.
The twenty-third annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas brings together artists and thinkers from around the world to New Haven. Two exhibitions will be on view at the Center over the course of the festival: Art in Focus: John Goto’s “High Summer” and Celia Paul. Presented jointly by the Center and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, this performance is presented with support of the Center through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.
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