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Posts tagged ‘Venice’

True Venetian

tonight (monday 22nd), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
islanders (2nd of 5 episodes of the true venetian series) (presented by polly coles)

“Polly begins in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido and discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.”



this programme includes a virtual tour of the synagogues of the venice ghetto
last wednesday evening (11th january), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 11.30pm on tuesday 17th, and 2.05am on thursday 19th on nnc 2)
venice (presented by alexander armstrong and dr michael scott (1st of 3 episodes of the italy’s invisible cities series), includes a tour of the synagogues of the venice ghetto, with • dr shaul bassi, director of the venice centre for international jewish studies (more…)

Sunday: Venice ghetto

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.19-7.26am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

500 years ago Venice established the world’s first Ghetto. Although it was the place where Jews were forced to live, it became a cultural crossroads.
Judi Herman reports on events marking the anniversary.”

including contributions from …
donatella calabi, curator of venice the jews and europe
shaul bassi, director of the venice centre for international jewish studies
antonio moretti sinigaglia of the banco rosso
michal haron, gallery owner (more…)

FOOC: Venice ghetto

this morning (saturday 29th), 11.19-11.25am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

500 years of the Venice ghetto

including contributions from …
• bbc journalist simon worral
• chief rabbi of venice shalom bahbout (more…)

The Venice Ghetto

last sunday evening (6th march), 6.45-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
the venice ghetto (presented by jerry brotton) (in the sunday feature series)

“To mark the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto, Jerry Brotton travels to the city to discover how this ghetto became to be the first of its kind in the world.
He finds that rather than living in isolation, the Jewish community of Venice was open to cultural exchange with Christian neighbours. It became a place of refuge and attracted Jewish migrants from other parts of Europe to live on the island in the city.
Jerry Brotton brings the story up to date with an examination of what the word ‘ghetto’ means to us today, in a North American context and with reference to contemporary events in Europe”

including contribution from …
shaul bassi, director of the venice centre for international jewish studies
(see also…) (more…)

Shylock’s Ghost

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 10.35-11.45pm, on bbc 1
shylock’s ghost (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare’s most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Through a series of lively – often fiery – interviews, they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most odious and divisive fictional Jews in history.
How did the moneylender from Venice become such a useful propaganda tool in Nazi Germany? And how much of a liberty will Jacobson be taking when he uproots the action to modern-day Alderley Edge, and audaciously reinterprets the infamous ‘pound of flesh’?
Interviewees include • Antony SherAnthony Julius and • Stephen Greenblatt.”


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