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Amelia Bassano, Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

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Amelia Bassano, an alluring and brilliant Conversa woman, was believed to have been Shakespeare's “Dark Lady” and possible collaborator on his plays.  This lecture delves into how knowledge of her suspected involvement might change our image of Shylock and the intended meaning of The Merchant of Venice.  The class will also explore her history in the context of the forced conversions of Jews during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Scarsdale High School

Andrée Aelion Brooks 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/21/2019 - 5/21/2019 Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Scarsdale, Scarsdale High School  Map Andrée Aelion Brooks