Shylock has always divided opinion. Is he a villain or a victim? Or is he someone even more intriguing.
There is no doubt Shylock is hard done by in "The Merchant of Venice", but does he bring it on himself? As one of only two Jewish men in the whole of Shakespeare, he has been portrayed in ways which reflected how Jews were popularly viewed - from comic villain in Shakespeare's day to a victim of racial discrimination nowadays.
In February 2005 a BBC journalist was murdered in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Her name was Kate and she was Rebecca’s big sister.
Listen to the haunting, classical Indian music of Vidya Shah while William Dalrymple creates a journey through the poetry and intrigues of India’s last Mughal rule. To be confirmed