Tag: The Merchant of Venice

  • On Shakespeare’s Bigotry: An Open Letter

    On Shakespeare’s Bigotry: An Open Letter

    On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, I opened up the Buffalo News to find a perplexing letter to the editor. Someone named Gerhard Falk was calling for an end to the “literary correctness” that kept Shakespeare on our bookshelves and in our syllabi. Gerhard Falk wanted us to “ignore Shakespeare.” This was absurd. You cannot, of course, […]