Overview

Whether you consider this thought-provoking masterpiece a story of love and humor or one of racism and greed, Shakespeare’s controversial tragicomedy will touch your soul. Its modern and relevant themes and memorable characters could have been drawn from today’s headlines, and will certainly cause you to pause and think about justice and mercy, the complexity of humankind, and the nature of forgiveness and love.

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Play Details

Dates
June 30 – September 7, 2018

Venue
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Author
By William Shakespeare

Director
Melinda Pfundstein

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Study Guide
Synopsis
Characters

Content Advisory
Dealing with marginalization and intolerance, this production will add a new dimension to the play by including women playing some men’s roles, including Shylock and Antonio. The Merchant of Venice contains some of Shakespeare’s usual innuendo and puns but is suitable for most audiences.

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