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2847 Star Starred
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
202-547-1122
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 83 members
Review from Goldstar Member

As always, the production values at Shakespeare are high, but aside from an excellent performance of Shylock, the cast is uneven in the key roles. And the transition to 20th century New York seemed entirely gratuitious.

reviewed Jul 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Reznil

Excellent production of a disturbing play. 1920s New York is a perfect setting for MoV. Great job exploring the moral ambiguities and not villainizing Shylock.

reviewed Jul 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from ldavid56

An excellent production--I was surprised at how well setting it in the 1029's worked.

reviewed Jul 03 2011 report as inappropriate
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Whether contemplating the contents of gilded chests or the darkest corners of human nature, The Merchant of Venice challenges audiences to look beyond misleading appearances to find the true measure of things. An intriguing story of power and revenge, justice and mercy, true love and duplicity, features some of Shakespeare’s most complex and memorable characters.

Staged at STC for the first time in over a decade, The Merchant of Venice is directed by Ethan McSweeny, whose “posh production” of Major Barbara was hailed by The Washington Post as “dandy…light itself.”

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