The (Elizabethan) Jewish Conspiracy

Talking to Theater for a New Audience about restaging anti-Semitic classics

And for Herskovitz, Marlowe's Malta remains uncannily resonant. "Here we have this marginal trade center in the Levant, which vividly dramatizes the overlapping, bumping up, and conflict-- complete with military power, racism, and religious righteousness--between European Christians, Ottoman Turks who are Muslims, and this other Jewish culture," the director says. "In that regard, though the play is set in the 16th century, its Malta is very contemporary."

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