Merchant: New Prohibition-Era Staging of the Shakespearean Drama
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Featured review from KAREN VAN KENNEN
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We were sorry we didn't really like this interpretation of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. It was an intriguing idea, but we thought the costumes were a little 'basic' and the acting quite variable - some excellent but some below par, and the changing of sets quite amateurish. The music as good, however.