Month: March 2011

  • Month: March 2011
March 30, 2011 | Theatre,

Merchant of Venice: It’s All About the Ducats

By Jason Rabin What happens when commerce dominates the soul of a society? Shakespeare had some thoughts. It’s a central subject of his The Merchant of Venice, a comedy of...

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March 29, 2011 | Theatre, Notes From Leadership,

The Power of Live Theatre

It’s a thrill for any theatre-goer to witness a transcendent performance; one that takes your breath away, is burnished on your brain forever, and is anchored not in technique and...

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March 29, 2011 | Theatre,

The Tale behind The Merchant of Venice?

A patron recently brought to our attention a story printed in Jacob R. Marcus’ The Jew in the Medieval World that illuminates one of Shakespeare’s possible sources for The Merchant...

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March 23, 2011 | Theatre,

“Shylock is me.”

Part one of a three-part series on Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham By Alyssa Mulligan Sitting in the Semel Theatre on Emerson’s campus with fellow students and faculty, I anxiously...

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March 22, 2011 | Theatre,

Peter Brook: Theatre Legend (Part 2)

By Jason Rabin In his native Britain, Brook is known as a sort of high priest of Avant-Garde Theatre, partly because so many of his projects have had an epic spiritual...

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March 21, 2011 | Theatre, Notes From Leadership,

Spring at ArtsEmerson

The first day of spring ushers in one of the most active months in our first season with the opening of two works from Peter Brook’s celebrated company from Paris,...

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March 21, 2011 | Theatre,

Meet Fragments and Grand Inquisitor Actor Bruce Myers

By Jason Rabin Not only does Bruce Myers have pretty much the most legit British stage actor pedigree there is—RADA to the RSC—he’s also rolled with legendary director Peter Brook...

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March 17, 2011 | Theatre,

A Conversation with John Collins We sat down with the Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service and the Director of “The Select” (The Sun Also Rises), John Collins. (Source:

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