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    The Merchant of Venice

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    March 29-April 10, 2011

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    The Merchant of Venice

    Fresh from hugely successful runs at the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and in New York comes the Boston premiere of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy, The Merchant of Venice, starring Oscar winner, F. Murray Abraham as Shylock.



    The Merchant of Venice has been arousing controversies for centuries with raucous and gentle comedy, tender poetry, and its struggle with mercy and justice. The wealthy Merchant Antonio...

    Fresh from hugely successful runs at the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and in New York comes the Boston premiere of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy, The Merchant of Venice, starring Oscar winner, F. Murray Abraham as Shylock.



    The Merchant of Venice has been arousing controversies for centuries with raucous and gentle comedy, tender poetry, and its struggle with mercy and justice. The wealthy Merchant Antonio dotes on his friend Bassanio, a spendthrift who has depleted his inheritance. When Bassanio meets the brilliant, rich Portia, he asks Antonio to advance him money so he can compete for her hand in marriage. Antonio’s wealth is tied up in ships at sea and, despite his Anti-Semitism, he asks to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish money-lender. Shylock agrees, but insists that if Antonio defaults, he carve a pound of flesh from Antonio’s body. Directed by Darko Tresnjak (former Artistc Director, Old Globe).


    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    219 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116

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    3/29-3/31 7:30p 4/1-4/2 8p 4/2-4/3 2p 4/3 7p 4/5-4/7 7:30p 4/8 8p 4/9-4/10 2p 4/9 8p 4/10 7p


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    • Event Name: The Merchant of Venice
      5 out of 5 stars rating "Compelling production"
      Review posted by: Bob Moss from Boston, MA, Mar 31, 2011

      This production is stellar, riveting and compelling all at once. The director brings a distinct 20th century flavor to the production, and we are transported not only to Venice, but to Nazi Germany,... Expand

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