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

I think it would be fair to sat that, in a contemporary context, TheĀ MerchantĀ 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

Six Plays in Eight Days: Saturday – Taming of the Shrew

It has somehow worked out that I will be seeing 6 different Shakespeares this week – two at Shakespeare in High Park by Canadian Stage in Toronto, three via the Teaching Shakespeare School at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and one by Shakespeare in the Ruff in Withrow Park, Toronto. I’m crazy excited. Here… Read More Six Plays in Eight Days: Saturday – Taming of the Shrew