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
First Nighter: "The Merchant of Venice" in Jonathan Munby's First-Rate Shakespeare's Globe Production
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.
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.
"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
"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.
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?