Not Shylock - A Shylock
Last night I finally saw The Merchant of Venice in Central Park, directed by Daniel Sullivan with Al Pacino as Shylock. I am, generally, a skeptic of productions that treat the play as something other than a comedy, particularly as a tragedy with Shylock as the tragic hero, and this was an example of same. I feel such productions unbalance the play, making two-thirds of the action seem...
My name is Noah Millman, and for some reason I can’t fathom I think there are people out there who might want to hear what I think about Shakespeare, performance and text, and about theatre, literature and the arts more generally. I have been blogging for the past three years at The American Scene, and will continue to blog there. But that’s a site primarily devoted to politics,...