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

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...

Review #1: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Kennedy Center

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...

‘Something Rotten’ Revisited at The St. James Theatre in NYC

I first reviewed this unselfconsciously entertaining musical comedy at the beginning of its run in April 2015. I wanted to see it again to...

Spine: Love, Greed, and Bigotry in The Folger’s ‘District Merchants’

There's no question that Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice is a problem play, fraught with old hates that were once considered justified and old beliefs...

Review: ‘District Merchants’ at Folger Theatre

District Merchants, in its world premiere at Folger Theatre, is a tour de force that explores the complexity of race and identity in Reconstruction-era...

‘Shylock Agonistes’: Howard Jacobson and Aaron Posner at Folger Theatre

On the stage of the Folger Theatre, with the vestiges of the set of Aaron Posner’s just-closed Midsummer Night’s Dream in the background, well-known...

Meet The Director and Cast of PWLT’s ‘Julius Caesar’: Part 2:...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince William Little Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar – set...

‘The Merchant of Venice’ at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

In sooth I know no other way to write my thoughts of seeing friends both here and past bestride the open boards of a holy cockpit to...

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s ‘Original Pronunciation’ Production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’...

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) opens its production of Merchant of Venice tonight. Fitting BSF's philosophy of recreating the staging conditions of Shakespeare's day, this historic production...

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