The Merchant of Venice, Starring Al Pacino -- Theater Review
10:31 AM PST 11/18/2010 by David Rooney
Mark Wendland's main set for the riveting Public Theater production of "The Merchant of Venice" is an Edwardian stock market, with an abacus-like exchange board and a circular enclosure of iron bars that doubles as prison and tribunal. It's a swift evocation of a society shackled to Wall Street, in which lives hang on speculative lending and crippling debt.
That those contemporary connections are made in a single visual statement is typical of the clarity of director Daniel Sullivan's vision for Shakespeare's play.
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