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'Merchant of Venice' set in post-Civil War America? That's Aaron Posner's 'District Merchants'

Three years ago, theater artist Aaron Posner had a postmodern field day updating Chekhov in his frisky comedy with the unprintable title that we’ve taken to politely calling “Stupid … Bird.” It turned out that the navel-gazing characters from “The Seagull” and other masterpieces from the Russian...
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