Exploring Merchant 
Taught by Aaron Posner

Aaron Posner

Wednesdays, 7:30pm to 9:00pm (ET)
March 2 to April 6, 2022 | 6 Sessions
Makeup Date: April 13
Price: $189 | $169 for Theater J Subscribers and Angel Donors
Registration Closed February 25 at Noon

What exactly is The Merchant of Venice really about, and what was Shakespeare up to when he wrote it? Why does it continue to provoke such fierce and complicated conversations, and spark such strong disagreements? Master teacher, playwright, and director Aaron Posner leads a class that will discuss not only the original play (and the upcoming production at The Shakespeare Theatre with exceptional Black actor John Douglas Thompson as Shylock), but various adaptations and re-imaginings of it (including Posner’s own adaptation District Merchants). This must-take online class promises insights into one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating plays, as well as the nature of storytelling, stereotype, and adaptation.

Please note: Script purchases may be required. All class meetings are on Zoom.