Whether you consider this thought-provoking 16th century tragic/comedy masterpiece by William Shakespeare a story of love and humor or one of racism and greed, The Bard’s controversial play will touch your heart with Its modern and relevant themes and memorable characters drawn from today’s headlines. Though written in the 16th century, in modern society Merchant of Venice will still cause you to pause and think about justice and mercy, the complexity of humankind, and the nature of forgiveness and love.
Though classified as among Shakespeare’s greatest comedies because it shares certain aspects with his other romantic comedies, The Merchant of Venice is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and it is best known for Shylock and the famous “Hath not a Jew eyes?” speech. Also notable is Portia‘s speech about “the quality of mercy.”
This third play performed in the one-year-old Englestad theater during the 2018 USF Summer Season, The Merchant of Venice will play on alternating evenings from June 30 to September 7 in Cedar City. Tickets are available online at www.bard.org.
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