Friday, July 31, 2020

The Merchant of Venice, BBC iPlayer review – a parable on the limits of tolerance by Laura De Lisle

Polly Findlay's 2015 take on Shakespeare's trickiest comedy pays dividends Ah, 2015. Those halcyon days of packed theatres. Thank God the RSC had the presence of mind to film Polly Findlay…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dustin Hoffman to Star in Broadway Revival of Our Town in 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town is getting a Broadway revival starring two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as the Stage Manager in 2021. To Kill a Mockingbird director Bartlett She…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dustin Hoffman to star in first Broadway show since 1989 by Deadline

It will be Hoffman’s first Broadway role since 1989’s "The Merchant of Venice."

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Bell Shakespeare to broadcast archived productions exclusively for schools by Arts Review

Bell Shakespeare has announced that it will open its archives for a special limited release of production recordings from its recent history, exclusively for schools. From Monday 25 May 2020…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Actors appeal for the 'quality of mercy' in online Shakespeare videos by Chris Wiegand

Judi Dench, Jade Anouka, Harriet Walter and Patrick Stewart are among the stars to perform the playwright’s words online during crisis caused by Covid-19 Coronavirus and culture – a lis…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

What Happens To ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ When Shylock Is A Woman? by Artsjournal1

Carey Perloff, who directed Seana McKenna in the role last year in Calgary: “I am not always convinced that cross-gender casting helps illuminate Shakespeare; many of the plays focus so sp…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

1930s fascism inspires Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Shylock by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon Tracy-Ann Oberman talks about playing Shylock as an East End matriarch in the upcoming tour of The Merchant of Venice This post 1930s fascism inspires Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Sh…

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hath Not a Woman Eyes? How a Female Shylock Changes ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by American Theatre Editors

For a production last year in Calgary, a gender switch illuminated the Shakespeare play's conflicts in fresh and troubling ways.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

The Merchant Of Venice Tour starring Tracy-Ann Oberman by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Tracy Ann Oberman is to play Shylock in Brigid Larmour's new production of The Merchant Of Venice Tour. Book tickets now. This post The Merchant Of Venice Tour starring Tracy…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

What I've learned from 10,000 nights at the theatre | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

As Michael Billington, the Guardian’s chief theatre critic, prepares to step down, he discusses what has changed – and what hasn’t – in his 48 years as a nightly aisle-squatter Ten o…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Kate Maltby: Jonathan Miller’s legacy will continue to influence generations to come by Kate Maltby

When I was 13, my mother took me to see Trevor Nunn’s production of The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Annaleigh Ashford, Jayne Houdyshell & More to Join Angela Lansbury in The Importance of Being Earnest Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company has compiled a talent-packed cast for its upcoming one-night benefit staging of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The previously announced performance…

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Inside the Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice Reading With Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush, and More by Nathan Skethway

Also featured in this year's iteration of the annual event were Finn Wittrock, Charlaine Woodard, Lily Rabe, and Hamish Linklater.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Merchant of Venice remains an ugly play for ugly times by Kerry Reid

1938 Italy provides the fascist framework for this Invictus staging. With anti-Semitism on the rise in the U.S. and Europe, it might make perfect sense to revisi…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Photo Flash: Al Pacino, Geoffrey Rush And More Star In SIMPLY SHAKESPEARE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE At Shakespeare Center of L.A.

Legendary actor Al Pacino joined fellow Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush for Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Finn Wittrock, Charlaine Woodard, More Join Al Pacino-Led Simply Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice by Dan Meyer

The Broadway alums will take part in the reading, which also features Lily Rabe, Geoffrey Rush, and Hamish Linklater.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fresh, modern & relevant’: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE – Drayton Arms Theatre ★★★★ by Amy Toledano

This very well presented version of The Merchant of Venice is excellently executed, proving to modern audiences that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be complicated in order to understand it.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

FIRST LOOK: Take a look at the modern setting for The Merchant of Venice with newly released production shots by Featured Content

Gold lame curtains, hoodies and hi-vis - we wouldn't naturally associate them with Shakespeare, but this is the world of the new production of The Merchant of Venice, currently playing at Dr…

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak into rehearsals for the bold new production of The Merchant of Venice by Featured Content

Have a peek at what a modern take on Shakespeare's drama of vengeance, commodities, appearance and reality with rehearsal images from the new production of The Merchant of Venice directed by…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NEWS: Bold take on The Merchant of Venice comes to Drayton Arms by Featured Content

Shakespeare's great drama of mercy and manipulation, The Merchant of Venice, is to receive a striking new revival by theatre companies Poetic Justice Productions and Wolf Sister Productions …

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Call Answered: Lauren O’Leary: "Little Gem" at Irish Repertory Theatre by Adam Rothenberg

With numerous credits overseas, actress Lauren O’Leary is making her Off-Broadway debut in Irish Repertory Theatre’s Little Gem. It’s so exciting to have been given the opportunity to …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Merchant of Venice review at Stafford Castle – ‘a mesmerising performance elevates an unexciting production’ by Neil Bonner

This is the first time in its 29-year history that Stafford Borough Council’s annual Shakespeare festival has featured The Merchant of Venice.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

VIDEO: On This Day, June 30 - Al Pacino Stars In THE MERCHANT OF VENICE On Broadway

On this day in 2010, Al Pacino returned to Broadway as the title character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice,

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Billy Porter to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame by Andy Lefkowitz

This news will raise you up! Tony-winning Kinky Boots original Billy Porter is among the newly selected icons set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to Variety. He w…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Joins Cast of Broadway's Take Me Out Revival by Andy Lefkowitz

This casting is a home run! Jesse Tyler Ferguson, beloved stage alum and Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family, will take on the plum role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a …

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Call Answered: Julia Verdin: "Lost Girls" by Adam Rothenberg

Because I follow All My Children’s Cady McClain on Instagram, I was introduced to a magnificent filmmaker named Julia Verdin who has been making movies for over 30 years! Cady posted a pic…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Busy Phillpps, Mandy Moore Accuse GUYS AND DOLLS Film Executives of Sexism by TV News Desk

During an interview with Busy Tonight, Mandy Moore revealed that she and host Busy Phillips are both up for the role of Adelaidein the a movie musical version of Guys and Dolls. However, Moo…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Tracy Ann Oberman: why I want to play ‘difficult’ Shylock by Vanessa Thorpe

Star who is taking legal action on antisemitic trolling will take role in Merchant of Venice that shifts setting to London’s East EndTracy Ann Oberman, the actress at the centre of a legal…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Hamilton Olivier Winner Giles Terera Joins New West End Staging of Ibsen's Rosmersholm by Andy Lefkowitz

Giles Terera, the mega-talented actor who took home an Olivier Award for his turn as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, has been cast in the highly anticipated new West End staging of Henrik Ibsen's Ro…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Revolving Dervishes by Leah Richards

Revolving Dervishes Leah Richards February 13, 2019 - 09:58 Topics Theater Review Tags off broadway …

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