I am a Jew

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These versions of Shylock were probably played by Richard Burbage and Will Kempe, two actors of the 16th Century who were part of Shakespeare’s company of actors. Their portrayals, it is said, included red-beards and false hooked noses. At the time this is how Jews were most often represented on stage...
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(Stirling) In 1741, Charles Macklin was the first to portray Shylock as a significant dramatic character instead of a bumbling villain. Macklin still made his Shylock significantly evil but his creation of the Jew was certainly less of the common caricature. “In short, Macklin's Shylock was a Jew who was still evil, but not an evil fantastical monster...
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