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Review: The Rude Mechanicals Production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at...

The Rude Mechanicals production of The Merchant of Venice, now playing at the Greenbelt Arts Center, is an engrossing exploration of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters...

Report: ‘Justice for Shylock’ at the Library of Congress

The verdict is in: Shylock--the Jewish moneylender whose trial is detailed in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice--has been exonerated. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided...

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...

In the Moment: Scenic Designer Tony Cisek on his Scenic Design...

Over the past nearly two decades, I have always anticipated what multi-Helen Hayes Award Scenic Designer Tony Cisek will bring forth on the Folger Theatre’s...

Dangereuse: Reconstructing Shylock: ‘District Merchants’ at the Folger Theatre

Freud said, “When a delusion cannot be dissipated by the facts of reality, it probably does not spring from reality.” This is the essence of...

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...

Dangereuse: An Interview With Playwright Karin Coonrod on ‘texts and beheadings/ElizabethR’...

I asked Playwright Karin Coonrod to talk about her play texts and beheadings/ElizabethR, which ends its run this weekend at Folger Theatre. Sophia: Please introduce yourself to...

‘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...

Meet the Cast and Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘The Tempest:...

In Part Three of a series of interviews with the cast and director of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s The Tempest, meet Director Ethan McSweeny. Michael: I...

Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer...

This is the Part 6 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream....

Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer...

This is the Part 5 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meet Ashlyn Thompson. How did...

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Amanda Gunther

Visions shall appear and there will be no need to slumber through this fantastical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Annapolis Shakespeare...

Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer...

This is the Part 4 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meet Joel DeCandio. How did...

Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer...

This is the Part 3 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meet Amanda Forstrom (Hermia). Joel:...

Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer...

This is the Part 2 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meet Nick DePinto. How...

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