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Shylock: Shakespeare's Alien (2001)
West Yorkshire Playhouse / Leeds, England
Playwright: Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart's one-man show about Shylock, a character in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
"Shylock is one of the most commonly reviled characters in Shakespeare. Through perfomance and analysis I try to reveal him as a more understandable and even sympathetic character than he is normally thought to be." —Patrick Stewart
Patrick's Fun New Frontier (7/6/2001) From thisisleeds.co.uk: His story is the stuff of Disney fantasy. From the humblest of beginnings, a shy boy grew to conquer Hollywood...and space.
Patrick Stewart On Stage (7/5/2001) From treknation.com
A wonderful and fortunate thing (6/30/2001) From BBC Online: Patrick Stewart has landed. He is back in his native Yorkshire for an extended run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Patrick Stewart Is Unfazed By Star Trek Fans (6/29/2001) From Ananova.com Patrick Stewart says he doesn't mind if Star Trek fans flock to see him on stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Patrick Stewart Beams Onto The Stage (6/22/2001) From BBC News: Shakespeare's Alien is an exploration of the character of Shylock. This one-man show is a personal project for Stewart.
Shylock: Shakespeare's Alien From BBC Leeds Online: Stewart feels that being an outsider is the key to playing Shakespeare's own alien - Shylock.
Urbane Space Man From Skipton.co.uk