the merchant of venice

Not one of the playwright's most convincing manuscripts, An American Daughter is marred by the stage time given over to Judith
Jonathan Pryce seems to have religion on his mind lately wherever he goes. Whether leading the Faith Militant on Game of
Perhaps wanting to stress the unmissable evidence of bigotry continuing rampant in this 400th year after Shakespeare's death
The Notorious RBG will appear in a special production of "The Merchant of Venice."
A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.
Shylock's inflexible insistence on the bond he made with Antonio for a pound of flesh were the 3,000 ducats not repaid -- that's to say, Shylock's unrelenting stance as a broader revenge on the Christians who've tormented him throughout life as a usurer -- is decidedly matched by his tormenters' virulent prejudice.
In Shakespeare, as in myths and stories throughout the ages, forests are magical and transformative places. Weavers grow ass-heads in Shakespeare's woods. Lovers elope. They write reams of passionate letters and fall in and out of love there.
I am going to estimate that 95 percent of audience members going into An Act of God believe it is a one-person show starring Jim Parsons as God. (While he doesn't like you to take his name in vein, the show's title does, and therefore I will spare you "G-d.") It is not.
Besides defaming Jews, Antonio's plainly a colonialist. Imagine the degree to which indigenous populations must have been exploited for the sake of the wealth merchants like him sought to accrue?
During the Middle Ages, the death of a Christian child was often blamed on Jews. Sometimes one Jew would be murdered in “retaliation
"Shylock" is a Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" who demands a pound of flesh from a man who fails
Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.
"Fifty years after the demise of the Third Reich, it is incomprehensible that intelligent people still deny the obvious truth
"Fun" is not usually a word that comes to mind when William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice comes up in conversation. In fact, I have always found every single character in this play to be utterly despicable.
"In a year filled with so many productions... Almost as much as I love doing plays, [I love] going to see them, and there are so many incredible productions and performances right now."
The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.
In another well-known play by the same author that Deputy Fife may also have read in school, Prince Hamlet and the politically
Four shows opened in the last few days: a marvelous Shakespeare revival with a big Hollywood star (Al Pacino), a sweet movie turned into a heavy-handed musical, a show about a theatrical producer trying to land a big Hollywood star and some campy fluff.
Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?