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Berlin in the bitterly cold winter of 1946/7. The city is in ruins, its future uncertain. It is a place of refugees, soldiers, rubblewomen and trauma. Black marketeer, Anton, wants to get out before his past catches up with him. He needs Portia’s help. She has lost everything except her faith—in the law. Meanwhile Jessekah returns to father’s house to find it occupied by someone else ...
Third Person is part allegory, part a sort-of-sequel to The Merchant of Venice, and is about notions of indebtedness and debts of all kinds—moral, political and emotional, as well as financial.
The Berlin of Third Person is a place in the way that Shakespeare’s Venice is a place.
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