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Shylock Is My Name

âe~Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?âe(tm)

With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshireâe(tm)s Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. Itâe(tm)s the beginning of a remarkable friendship.

Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle (aka Anna Livia Plurabelle Cleopatra A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever Christine) is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend Dâe(tm)Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitchâe(tm)s daughter âe” and put a pound of flesh on the line.

Howard Jacobsonâe(tm)s version of The Merchant of Venice bends time to its own advantage as it asks what it means to be a father, a Jew and a merciful human being in the modern world.

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