Monday, August 22, 2016

The Merchant of Venice - review by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-AvonWhat to do with this endlessly problematic play? Directors such as Peter Zadek and David Thacker set it in the stock exchange. But Rupert Goold, a…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

theartsdesk in Venice: Shylock comes home by Heather Neill

"In such a night as this..." begins Lorenzo's beautiful speech in Act V of The Merchant of Venice. Watching Shakespeare's play in the Campo del Ghetto Nuovo on a balmy evening under a darken…

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Theatre Review: Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at the Kennedy Center by Stephanie House

The Kennedy Center is an institution, inspiring awe from the moment you walk in the door. You get to your seat and the stage is an Elizabethan hall, with light filtering through the latticew…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman by NPR Staff

Actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the Jewish moneylender in a new touring production of The Merchant of Venice that reimagines Shakespeare's supposedly-comic villain as a tragic and universal …

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Dangereuse: Globe Theatre’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center by Sophia Howes

W.H. Auden once said ,“Shylock is the outsider because he is the only serious person in the play.” Jonathan Pryce’s Shylock is a deeply serious person, and Pryce’s magnificent portr…

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Review #2: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center by Lauren Katz

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart.” – William Shakespeare, The …

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

The appropriately psychologically penetrating and vivid production of The Merchant of Venice (now playing at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater) embraces all the conundrums of William…

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Globe’s marvelous Merchant for 21st century audiences (review) by Christopher Henley

Shakespeare’s Globe has brought a wonderful The Merchant of Venice to The Kennedy Center for an unfortunately too-brief stay. Jonathan Munby’s production is powerful, smart, handsome, me…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock’s Trial by Rachel Donadio

In Venice, a mock trial had the added appeal of seeing a production of “The Merchant of Venice” featuring Justice Ginsburg’s grandson.

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Jonathan Pryce makes ‘Merchant of Venice’ a family affair by Mark Kennedy | ap

Jonathan Pryce is no stranger to William Shakespeare, but one play he has refused to do is “The Merchant of Venice” — until now.

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Shakespeare's Globe's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Starring Jonathan Pryce, Opens Tonight at The Kennedy Center by BroadwayWorld

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing ArtspresentsShakespeare's Globe's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE in five performances tonight,July 27, …

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Merchant of Venice – Lincoln Center Festival by Sandi Durell

  by Jerry Beal     Within the customary genres of comedy, tragedy, and history that are used to describe William Shakespeare’s plays, there is a sub-set into which some are…

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Jonathan Pryce puts a new stamp on Shylock by Peter Marks

“The Merchant of Venice” arrives at the Kennedy Center from London’s Globe.

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Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce by Review Roundups

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement o…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ With Extra Fog, Moral and Atmospheric by Charles Isherwood

At the Lincoln Center Festival, Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock in a production filled with scorn, violence and anti-Semitism.

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'The Merchant of Venice' review: Jonathan and Phoebe Pryce are terrific

Live sightings of Jonathan Pryce -- part of today's zeitgeist buzz as the High Sparrow in "Game of Thrones" -- are rare in New York, where the two-time Tony winner has not appeared on Broadw…

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The Merchant of Venice review – a barometer for the anxieties of the times by Emma Brockes

Lincoln Center festival, New YorkThough the production is traditional, with Jonathan Pryce as Shylock leading the cast, it has truths to impart about modern hatred, violence and prejudiceSo …

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Review: The Merchant of Venice

Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce returns to the New York stage for the first time in a decade.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Photo Flash: Jonathan Pryce Opens in The Merchant of Venice at Lincoln Center

The Shakespeare's Globe production is embarking on an American tour.

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Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival by Walter McBride

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement o…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Watch Jonathan Pryce in The Merchant of Venice by Olivia Clement

The critically acclaimed production from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London is making its U.S. debut this summer.

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See Jonathan Pryce in the Globe Theatre\u2019s The Merchant of Venice

Jonathan Pryce will reprise the role of Shylock in the Globe Theatre\u2019s revival of their 2015 production of The Merchant of Venice. Jonathan Munby directs. Performances run October 4-15.

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Mister Shylock to you by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal drama column I review a production of The Merchant of Venice in Lenox, Mass. Here’s an excerpt. * * * “The Merchant of Venice,” like “The Taming of t…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lincoln Center Festival Kicks Off Today by Olivia Clement

The 20th anniversary event features London's acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice starring Tony winner Jonathan Pryce.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Plan your week’s theatre: top tickets by Lyn Gardner

Syrian refugees re-imagine Euripides in Oxford, a festival organised by under 25s kicks off in York and the acclaimed Young Chekhov trilogy arrives at the NationalQueens of Syria, a re-imagi…

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Theater News: The Merchant of Venice Opens Tonight at Shakespeare & Company

Jonathan Epstein stars as Shylock in the Berkshires production.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Theater News: The Globe Brings The Merchant of Venice to the US for Three-City Tour

The London production stars Tony winner Jonathan Pryce.

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Shakespeare's Globe Coming to U.S. Stages, Screens This Year with THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & More by BroadwayWorld

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement o…

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Five of the best... theatre shows this week by Lyn Gardner

The Merchant Of Venice | Needles And Opium | Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour | The Flying Lovers Of VitebskActing alongside his daughter Phoebe, Jonathan Pryce is the real draw in this reviv…

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

For the Diary: Lincoln Center Festival 2016 by Mbanerjee@artinfo.com

from July 13, the Lincoln Center Festival will present dance, music, opera, and theater by artists from around the world at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The events will run th…

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