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The Merchant of Venice

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  • If you hurry to the Broad Stage before April 24, you might just catch the best Merchant of your life -- The Merchant of Venice, that is, Shakespeare's tragi-comic masterpiece, often performed, but rarely performed well.

    Marc Porter Zasada: Theater Review: A 'Merchant' for Modern Times

  • Mike Schilling: Fear of bringing up the “greedy moneylender” controversy is why universities refuse to teach The Merchant of Venice, just as fear of the “uncontrolled thug” stereotype led to “Othello, the WASP with anger issues of Venice”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • Fear of bringing up the “greedy moneylender” controversy is why universities refuse to teach The Merchant of Venice, just as fear of the “uncontrolled thug” stereotype led to “Othello, the WASP with anger issues of Venice”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Approaching Arguments That Have A Racist Past

  • In 1788, at a performance of The Merchant of Venice at the National Theater, an actor came out before the curtain went up and apologized for the way Shakespeare portrayed Jews in his play.

    Emancipation

  • You wrote a novel modeled on King Lear; I wrote a novel modeled on Shakespeare's sonnets and The Merchant of Venice - Serenissima or Shylock's Daughter.

    Erica Jong: An Open Letter from Erica Jong to Jane Smiley (On the ghettoization of female writers)

  • This beautiful piece on mercy is from Shakespeare's 1600 play, The Merchant of Venice, when Portia speaks to Shylock in Act IV, Scene I.

    Mercy

  • The materials we have looked at this year—The Merchant of Venice, The Poisonwood Bible, the poems and essays and stories we read together—may have seemed challenging to you in various ways, but, to be honest, on a scale of 1-10 in terms of difficulty, these are somewhere in the 4-5 range.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Reading that argument, especially in light of Solzhenitsyn's flirtation with classical themes of anti-semitism "money-grubbing cosmopolitans" not "disloyal, power-hungry Zionists", made me think immediately of The Merchant of Venice.

    "It is within the power of writers and artists to do much more: to defeat the lie!"

  • I've seen three productions so far; My One and Only, A Delicate Balance, and The Merchant of Venice, and I've jotted down a few thoughts about them.

    Dramatis Personae

  • A run at The Godfather was contemplated, but The Merchant of Venice won the day.

    Al Pacino season - in our house

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