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"The Merchant of Venice"
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4.2 average rating
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25 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 02 2011

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.

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2 stars
attended Jul 17 2011

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.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 03 2011

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

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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.”