In his play The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare wrote, “But love is blind, and lovers cannot see / The pretty follies that themselves commit” (2.6.36-37). Clearly, people have been perceiving love as a force incapable of perceiving the flaws of others for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Even a verse in the Bible states [...]
Film: Stand Up Guys (2012) Cast includes: Al Pacino (The Merchant of Venice), Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Alan Arkin (Argo), Lucy Punch...
I found this passage in Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World, by John Larner:"In Venice, merchants' sons... normally had only the most superficial contact with the Latin learning of the grammar schools. Their education was almost...Show More Summary
David Pountney has been announcing his farewell summer at the Bregenz Festival. Among the fascinating premieres is a Merchant of Venice opera by Tchaikovsky. Not Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Not even Boris Tchaikovsky, the highly engaging 20th cetury symphonist. This opera is by Andre Tchaikovsky. Remember Andre? He was a Polish refugee living under an assumed [...]
Jane Gleeson-White, author of Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, tells us the story of how one mathematics book changed business across the planet.
William Shakespeare once referred to stars as blessed candles of the night. I doubt that a modern interpretation of his “The Merchant of Venice” would so eloquently refer to televisions, computer screens, and nightlights that now illuminate what should be our darkest hours. And — alas — a new study finds that artificial light at [...]
In Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" Shylock is a Jewish moneylender whose name has become synonymous with someone who loans money at exorbitant interest rates. Indeed, the term "a pound of flesh" originated with Shylock, who lends...Show More Summary
ACUTE PLEASURE, EVEN JOY! Let?s give The Custom Made Theatre hands together for mounting this new take on ?The Merchant?. The modern dress of the actors is not the style of today, but it is the style of the 50?s where Cigarettes lit up in offices and the men were always looking to hit on one of the Sexy Women that do the slink walk. Show More Summary
First Folio gives an excellent production, and rather than playing down the vicious attacks on Shylock’s Jewish faith and ethnicity, the company illuminates the ignorance and forced supremacy of the Christian class. Recommended.
THEATER REVIEW: "Merchant of Venice" at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook ???½ KERRY REID reviews "Merchant of Venice" at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook ???½... A balmy suburban night provides a decidedly incongruous backdrop for one of the most problematic of Shakespeare's "problem plays." But though Alison C. Show More Summary
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice For me, this quote speaks of one of my ultimate goals in life – to grow old gracefully and happily. And I’ve just shared this and more of my thoughts about laughter and life on Motivational Memo. Thanks to [...]
As You Like It is a crowd-pleaser by charter. (It's right there in the title.) And director Daniel Sullivan, after two summers of moodier outings in the Park (The Merchant of Venice, All's Well That Ends Well), has taken that brief very seriously indeed: There's nothing here but pleasure and ... More »
By Garrett Pace The Moneylender The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is dearly bought, ‘tis mine, and I will have it. If you deny me, fie upon your law! There is no force in the decrees of Venice. I stand for judgment. Answer: shall I have it? So says Shylock, the villain and most interesting character in Shakespeare’s tragicomedy The Merchant of Venice.
None but a fanatic on either side of the Middle East conflict could find fault with Lyn Gardner’s measured, evocative review of the second night of the Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe, performed by the Israeli national theatre, Habimah. She gave the performance three stars in this morning’s paper and drew a telling, if [...]
Yesterday, protesters disrupted a performance of 'The Merchant of Venice' by Israel's National Theatre, Habima at Shakespeare's Globe in London. The response from security and the audience was brutal leading one theater critic to write they had 'never been in theatrical situation where I've felt more intimidated & surrounded by hate.'
Habima's performance of The Merchant of Venice at the Globe Theatre duly took place last night, as did the expected protest against it by people obsessed with Israel's uniquely bad moral status in the world. They seem not to have...
VENICE.- Through 8 July, the Venetian Institute of Science, Letters, and Art at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti in Venice hosts ?Picasso and Vollard. The genius and the merchant?, an exhibition designed and organized by Gamm Giunti in collaboration with the Institute and curated by Claudia Beltramo Ceppi. Show More Summary
"Fun" is not usually a word that comes to mind when William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice comes up in conversation. In fact, I have always found every single character in this play to be utterly despicable.
EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Fiennes has just signed with WME and Anonymous Content. Fiennes, who over the years has starred n such films as Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, The Merchant of Venice and Enemy at the Gates, most recently starred in the Starz series Camelot and ABC’s Flash Forward. Show More Summary
British actors are speaking out against the attempt to organize a boycott of an Israeli production of "The Merchant of Venice":