Film Series

The Merchant of Venice: Screening and Conversation

October 20, 2007

In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, both Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons give wonderful performances exploring the ideas of debt and humanity.

Author Ron Rosenbaum joined FOLCS for a screening and discussion of The Merchant of Venice.

Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum is the author of seven books, most recently The Shakespeare Wars(“Electrifying. A spectacular book.”—Cynthia Ozick), and Explaining Hitler (“A remarkable journey by one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.”—David Remnick). He also was editor of a recent anthology of essays on contemporary anti-semitism, Those Who Forget the Past.

A graduate of Yale, he left Yale Graduate School to write; his essays and journalism have appeared in Harper’s, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and The New York Observer, among other periodicals. The most recent of four collections of his work is The Secret Parts of Fortune. He currently writes a column on cultural issues for Slate, the online magazine, while working on his next book.