Student Lecture Series
Oct 08, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DAWN RUDE, administrative assistant, Academic Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
STUDENT LECTURE DISCUSSES TREATMENT OF
SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTER BY NAZI GERMANY
Concordia senior Ariel Sacher will present a lecture as part of the Student Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Morrie Jones Conference Center A/B. The lecture, “Shakespeare’s Shylock: A Victim of Nazi Propaganda,” is free and open to the public.
Sacher completed an in-depth study of how Shylock, a Jewish moneylender in William Shakespeare's “The Merchant of Venice,” was twisted and demonized to propagate anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany. She’ll explore the Nazi approach to characterizing Shylock, interpret Shakespeare's characterization of Shylock and how modern theatre productions portray him.
Sacher’s faculty sponsor is Dr. Jonathan Clark, Chinese, German, and Norwegian.