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The Merchant of Venice

2019  |  New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Directed by Eli Simon  |  Costumes by Katie Wilson | Lighting by Karyn Lawrence | Sound by Hunter Moody

The Merchant of Venice details the story of a Jewish moneylender who demands that an antisemitic Christian offer “a pound of flesh” as forfeit against a loan.

The director was fascinated by the idea of candles and golden embellishments all around the outdoor New Swan theater to reflect the pious artifice of the Christian characters. 

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