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The Merchant of Venice

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From Venice to Memphis to Avenue Q: Looking back on local theatre in 2012

Let's not fight. You might like only Shakespeare and restoration comedies, and I might take pride in seeing Cats 99 times.
Curtain call
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 21, 2012
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Trinity’s delicately balanced Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice gives modern audiences a lot to think and talk about — including, we can forget, a surprising amount of comedy. But the main concern is it being such a head-shaking case study of the era's anti-Semitism.
The light and the dark
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 17, 2012
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Raise the curtain

There's plenty of theater to keep us warm in Rhode Island through the winter. From the professional companies to the colleges, there are shows for every taste and mood.
From classic to contemporary
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 30, 2011
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Abraham and company deliver the goods

The Rialto intersects Wall Street in Theatre for a New Audience's steely, droll, and deeply disquieting The Merchant of Venice (presented by ArtsEmerson at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through April 10).
Mighty merchant
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2011
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008
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Call of the cash

Naming The Merchant of Venice after Antonio is like naming Medea after Jason.
The Merchant of Venice ; Voyeurs de Venus ; The Oil Thief
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 11, 2008