Monday, March 19, 2018

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by BroadwayWorld

The multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back in London for 2018 with two new shows kicking off with The Merchant of Venice 18th April - 2nd June. Critically lauded and occasionally lambasted…

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2018 Tour by BroadwayWorld

Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for its 2018 tour, directed by Brendan O'Hea. From 7 May, a company of eight actors will embark on a national and international tour of Twelfth Nig…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Stars Announced to Join Tom Hollander in Broadway's Travesties by

Casting has been announced for Travesties. As previously announced, Tom Hollander is set to star in Tom Stoppard's drama. He will be joined by Peter McDonald as James Joyce, Seth Nu…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tony Nominee & The Cosby Show Star Earle Hyman Has Died by Lindsey Sullivan

Screen and stage star Earle Hyman passed away on November 17 at age 91. Known for playing Bill Cosby's father on The Cosby Show, Hyman had numerous Broadway and off-Broadway credits…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Shit-faced Shakespeare return in 2018 with two new productions by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Shit-faced Shakespeare return in 2018 with Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant Of Venice at London's Leicester Square Theatre. This post Shit-faced Shakespeare return in 2018 w…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bell Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Sydney Opera House by Blouin Artinfo

Sydney Opera House presents Bell Shakespeare’s new production of “The Merchant of Venice,” directed by Anne-Louise Sarks. Jessica Tovey confesses to being a theater nerd and a fan…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Appreciation of Peter Hall by Stephen Unwind by Admin

This was a man who loved words, the exact turn of the phrase, its cadence and where the stress falls, whether in Shakespeare or Pinter, Beckett or Stoppard, and his commitment to the nuance …

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Coriolanus/Dido, Queen of Carthage review – Shakespeare and Marlowe do battle by Michael Billington

Royal Shakespeare theatre/The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon This well-matched pair of tragedies in the RSC’s Rome season give us strong images, unforgettable lines, probing psychology – and …

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Livestreaming Roundtable Discussion about The Merchant of Venice at Montclair State University—Sat, Sept 23, 2017 by (thea)

By HowlRound TV. The Office of Arts and Cultural Programming at Montclair State University hosts a Roundtable Discussion about The Merchant of Venice, livestreaming on the global, commons-ba…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Gotta 'Like It' by Rob Weinert-Kendt

The 1950 Broadway production of As You Like It, with Katherine Hepburn as Rosalind/Ganymede. Tonight I'm taking my eight-year-old son to see his first Shakespeare: Public Works' adaptat…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Merchant of Venice, Royal Opera House, London — a many-layered opera

Keith Warner’s production adds visual brilliance to Andrė Tchaikovsky’s gritty, hard-working music

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Merchant of Venice review at Royal Opera House, London – ‘incisively played’ by Inge Kjemtrup

Exactly why composer Andre Tchaikowsky – gay, Jewish and depressive – chose The Merchant of Venice, with its heavy-handed anti-Semitism, as the

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Merchant Of Venice by Arts Review

In her first production with Bell Shakespeare, acclaimed theatre director Anne-Louise Sarks will present a new, contemporary production of the Shakespeare classic, The Merchant Of Venice at …

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

‘Richard III’ at BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn by Blouin Artinfo

As part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival, Shakespeare’s well-known play entitled “Richard III,” directed by Thomas Ostermeier, will be staged at the BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn.Concludi…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Royal Opera House, London by Blouin Artinfo

Presented by Welsh National Opera, the masterpiece of admired composer André Tchaikowsky’s entitled “The Merchant of Venice” will be staged at the Royal Opera House, London running fr…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Love a little lost in this tangled Shakespeare rom-com by Chris Jones

What is the hardest of all the plays by William Shakespeare to produce today? You'd probably wager the deep-thought tragic masterpieces, or the problematic dramas like "Othello," "The Mercha…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Al Pacino & Judith Light to Lead God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Next stop New York? Tony winners Al Pacino and Judith Light will headline God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse. The previously reported project, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, is sc…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This House Star Nathaniel Parker on Politics, Star Vehicles and Memories of Wolf Hall's Tony Noms by Matt Wolf

Nathaniel Parker has twice played Broadway, first opposite Dustin Hoffman in 1989 in The Merchant of Venice and then in 2015 in his Tony-nommed performance as Henry VIII in Wolf Hall, f…

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Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. Faction of Fools ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Gallaudet Eastman Studio. “The cast’s physical prowess and the fantastic use of mask made for a deliciously sensory take on a cla…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

A fool-ish Merchant of Venice (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

Considering the numerous versions of The Merchant of Venice I have seen in the last several years, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a rendition by DC’s Commedia dell’Arte …

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Theatre Review: Faction of Fools ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Gallaudet Eastman Studio by Elle Marie Sullivan

William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” follows Antonio a merchant and his friend Bassanio who is in love with Portia. Bassanio needs money to go to Belmont and win Portia’s h…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Review: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Faction of Fools by David Siegel

Audiences can usually expect something distinct, and full of chutzpah, from the folk at DC’s scrappy Faction of Fools theater troupe with its Comedia dell’Arte mission. The recipient of…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stage review: PICT shows relevancy of the Bard's 'Merchant of Venice' by Christopher Rawson

Why now? Why Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” in 2016? Because money still trumps love. Because racism and anti-Semitism flourish. And because the quality of mercy is indeed stra…

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Stage preview: James FitzGerald, PICT bring modern edge to 'Merchant of Venice' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Idiomatic phrases (“demand a pound of flesh”) and famous monologues (“the quality of mercy”) aside, “The Merchant of Venice” has given the language one of its more sinister nouns…

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare; dir. Nicolas Stemann) Kammerspiele, Munich, Oct 2016 by Holger Syme

One might say that Nicolas Stemann doesn’t so much stage The Merchant of Venice as interrogate the play – or the very possibility of staging it now. That would only capture part of what …

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Review: Review: The Merchant of Venice (Bristol Hippodrome and tour)

WNO tours the 'other' Tchaikowsky's previously unseen Shakespeare opera

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Shakespeare & Company’s second production of The Merchant of Venice by (ramona)

By Josh Platt. Josh Platt on The Merchant of Venice directed by Tina Packer in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Good Credit: The Merchant of Venice by Jk Clarke

       by JK Clarke   It seems in recent years that even the most progressive theater groups are reluctant to produce what have come to be called Shakespeare’s “prob…

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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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