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Story structure: The Merchant of Venice

Sudden epiphany: “The Merchant of Venice” is NOT about Antonio and Shylock and the “pound of flesh” debt, but about the romance between Bassanio and Portia. THAT is the main story; the thing with Antonio and Shylock is, in fact, … Continue reading

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Montreal Fringe Festival part 5

Three more shows at the Fringe yesterday. Should have been four, but “Miranda and Dave Begin Again” was sold out when I got there. I should have gotten tickets in advance, I know, but sometimes things don’t work out quite … Continue reading

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Montreal Fringe Festival part 4

I didn’t manage any Fringing on Tuesday or Wednesday, but caught four shows yesterday: “Mannequin Romance Mysteries: the Lady and the Leg”, “Garbage Person Island”, “Love and Pasties”, and “ATM: the Musical”. It was a little bit exhausting. There are … Continue reading

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Montreal Fringe Festival part 3

I seem to have only picked winners so far at this year’s Fringe Festival. Last night’s entertainment: “Naked Ladies”, “Mostly Scripted”, and “Rose of Youth”. I had intended to catch “McSorley and Chung”, actually, but that show was sold out … Continue reading

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Montreal Fringe Festival part 2

Today at the Fringe: “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Captain Aurora 2”.

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Montreal Fringe Festival part 1

It’s been years since I made it a point of sampling the shows at the Montreal Fringe Festival. I’d intended to attend opening night of “Star Trek: Discovery” yesterday, but timing issues got in the way. Never mind, I shall … Continue reading

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