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Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 83 members
Review from David Safran
Red Velvet 25 events 13 reviews

Would have been better if they did more than merely move the attire and set to the 20th century. As is, it was incongruous see clothing and a set that says New York in the early 1900s, but dialog that still places the actors in Venice and Padua.

reviewed Jul 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from BVF
53 events 45 reviews

The performance was outstanding. It was so well staged, scripted and produced - you completely forgot about the vernacular and got absorbed in the story.

reviewed Jul 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Rio123
94 events 32 reviews

Despite the fact that I am not a great fan of Shakespeare (personal taste),
I really enjoyed this production. In addition to the fine acting and set design, the costumes were impressive in that they captured the mood of the 1920s. It was my...continued

reviewed Jul 08 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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