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The Merchant of Venice

Joe Biden Apologizes For Using Term Some Deem Offensive Toward Jews

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for using the term "Shylocks," which some Jews deem offensive, in a Tuesday speech for the Legal Serv...

A Talk With Peter James and Ian Rankin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.13.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

Fleshing It Out: TBTB'S The Merchant of Venice

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

"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.

With the Tony Awards At Hand, Best Actress Nominee Lily Rabe Has Been Having a Good Year

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"In a year filled with so many productions... Almost as much as I love doing plays, [I love] going to see them, and there are so many incredible productions and performances right now."

First Nighter: Tony Nominees Attend Press Meet-and-Greet

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.

The Quality of Mercy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

The church that's my current spiritual home is putting together a short devotional booklet for the upcoming season. And, yes, in case you're wondering...

Theater: Al Pacino in Subtle Merchant Of Venice; An Obvious Elf and More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Four shows opened in the last few days: a marvelous Shakespeare revival with a big Hollywood star (Al Pacino), a sweet movie turned into a heavy-handed musical, a show about a theatrical producer trying to land a big Hollywood star and some campy fluff.

Broadway's Merchant of Venice Re-Ignites My Jewish Identity Crisis

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.

First Nighter: Public Theater's Merchant of Venice and Winter's Tale Are Problems, Only the First of Which Is Solved

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis decided to do some problem-solving during this summer's Shakespeare in the Park series.

Al Pacino In "The Merchant Of Venice"

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Al Pacino debuted his stage version of the role of Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" at Central Park on Monday, following the Public Theater Gala fu...

"Beware The Ides Of March" And Other Famous Shakespearean Quotes (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Beware the ides of March," a soothsayer tells Caesar in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." The Ides of March, which takes place on March 15, is known as ...

Measure for Measure = Law & Order

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Broadway ironies abound at the Duke on 42nd Street, where Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, presented by the Theatre for a New Audience, is playing until March 14.