Sheltering Kit, who has feigned his own death, Will is interrupted in writing 'The Merchant of Venice' by Kate, who has been on a rally to protest against the anti-immigration riots. Taking his lead from her Will decides that the money-lender in his new play should be a sympathetic Jew and soulful actor Wolf Hall is cast in the role. However, due to Greene's connivance, he does not last long in the role which reverts to caricature.
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Did You Know?
Wolf Hall, a famous actor who disputes the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, is based on Mark Rylance
, who holds similar beliefs. See more
Robert Greene died in 1592 and The Merchant of Venice is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599. See more
Spoofs Wolf Hall