Seven Plays in Eight Days: Friday Matinee – Merchant of Venice

I think it would be fair to sat that, in a contemporary context, The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial. It is flat-out anti-semitic, which is of course 100% unacceptable in today’s world, but was pervasive and indeed acceptable in the Elizabethan era… I heard an estimate that in the late 1500s, there were… Read More Seven Plays in Eight Days: Friday Matinee – Merchant of Venice

Seven Plays in Eight Days: Wednesday – Romeo and Juliet

You will notice that the title of the series has changed: I’ve added another performance to the roster. I was at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, participating in the Teaching Shakespeare School, and we got a good deal on additional shows, so I got a ticket to Measure for Measure on Friday night. But… Read More Seven Plays in Eight Days: Wednesday – Romeo and Juliet