Shakespeare in the Ghetto
Eshkolot Festival in Venice
Eshkolot’s Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas
4-7 December, 2017
#eshkofest

CONCEPT

How can you navigate Venice against the flow of tourists who have exiled more than half of the city's population in the last few decades? Many hidden passages and blank spots on the map can be discovered by exploring the books written and printed in this city from right to left — in Hebrew, Judeo-Italian, Judeo-Spanish and Yiddish.

The aim of the Eshkolot's Festival of Jewish Texts and Ideas is to re-read classical ancient and modern books in their original urban context with live commentary from university scholars, as well as to re-interpret the city text of Venice through particular codes of Jewish literature.

The festival program includes lectures, reading workshops, thematic field trips and cultural events.

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Eshkolot's Festival Shakespeare in the Ghetto

Faculty

Shaul Bassi

Shaul Bassi

Scholar of literature
Arnaud Bikard

Arnaud Bikard

Scholar of literature
Avery Gosfield

Avery Gosfield

Musician
Yoel Regev

Yoel Regev

Philospher
Sanna Turoma

Sanna Turoma

Scholar of literature
Giuseppe Balzano

Giuseppe Balzano

Orientalist
Anna Campos

Anna Campos

Book historian
Roberta Feoli

Roberta Feoli

Artist
Max Gorts

Max Gorts

Guide
Ensemble Lucidarium

Ensemble Lucidarium

Music group
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Program

Lectures

Shakespeare in the Ghetto: Shylock Returns to Venice

Shakespeare in the Ghetto
Shylock Returns to Venice

Shaul Bassi, professor of English and postcolonial literature at Ca’Foscari University of Venice
REFRAMING THE GHETTO OF VENICE

REFRAMING THE GHETTO OF VENICE

Giuseppe Balzano

Mini-Courses

Knights in the Streets of the Ghetto: Yiddish Poetry of Italian Renaissance

Knights in the Streets of the Ghetto
Yiddish Poetry of Italian Renaissance

Arnaud Bikard, scholar of literature at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Safed in Venice: Lurianic Kabbalah in Italy

Safed in Venice
Lurianic Kabbalah in Italy

Yoel Regev, guest professor of philosophy at the European University (St. Petersburg)
Russian Moor in Venice: Joseph Brodsky and Orientalism

Russian Moor in Venice
Joseph Brodsky and Orientalism

Sanna Turoma, professor of Russian literature at the University of Helsinki

Field Trips

Printing Workshop at Scuola Grafica

Printing Workshop at Scuola Grafica

LIDO JEWISH CEMETERY AND THE STORY OF A CAPTAIN

LIDO JEWISH CEMETERY AND THE STORY OF A CAPTAIN

Aldo Izzo
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES OF THE GHETTO

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES OF THE GHETTO

Giuseppe Balzano

Cultural events

Music of the Ghetto: Jewish-Italian Songs and Dances of Venetian Renaissance

Yiddish on the Rialto
the Soundscape of Jewish Venice

Avery Gosfield and Ensemble Lucidarium
The Luminous One under the Veil of Darkness

The Luminous One under the Veil of Darkness
quest

Max Gorts
Hanukkah Desserts of Venetian Jews

Hanukkah Desserts
of Venetian Jews

food seminar

Anna Campos
Old Songs and Dances of the Ghetto

Old Songs and Dances of the Ghetto

Avery Gosfield and Ensemble Lucidarium
MEDIA AND TEXTS                                                                                                 

MEDIA AND TEXTS

 

Texts

E-reader with background texts for the Festival

E-reader with background texts for the Festival

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SHAKESPEARE IN THE GHETTO
SHAKESPEARE IN THE GHETTO

Eshkolot Festival in Venice

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Yiddish on the Rialto
Yiddish on the Rialto

Concert Program

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December 4-7, 2017, Venice, Italy

 

Сontact phone : +7 (925) 097-41-91

The Eshkolot Festivals are supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group, private donors and the Avi Chai Foundation.