Activities per year
Post-Shoah Shylocks: Adapting The Merchant of Venice for Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Audiences
In spite of the anti-Semitic sentiments scattered throughout the play, The Merchant of Venice remains, even after the Holocaust, one of the most popular and frequently performed works from the Shakespeare canon. Although much has already been written on the play's anti-Semitism, Shylock, and various individual productions, a comprehensive study of the Holocaust's impact on performances remains untouched. My PhD project, then, traces how Jewish identity has changed since the Holocaust, and how this change has irrevocably altered the representation of Shylock and Jewish persecution in Shakespeare performance.
During the 2016/2017 academic year, I ran tutorials and delivered lectures on The Merchant of Venice for the 'Introduction to Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama' module.
During the Spring 2020 term, I ran seminars for the Stage 3 Module, 'Unruly Women: Shakespearean Anti-heroines in Contemporary Adaptations'.
BA in Classics (Baylor University, 2008)
MLitt in Shakespeare Studies (University of St Andrews, 2010)
Martin, Cynthia May (Recipient), 2007
Prize: Other distinction
Cynthia May Martin (Participant)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Cynthia May Martin (Recipient)
Activity: Other activity types › Other