365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

70. Ever wondered what Michael Corleone might sound like in iambic pentameter?

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Well, you don’t have to wonder much longer. Al Pacino will be onstage this summer as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at Central Park in New York City. He played the role on screen a couple years ago, in a version I personally greatly enjoyed (in particular the luminous Lynn Collins as Portia…gorgeous and regal). It will be interesting to see Mr. HOO-AH!!! on the stage in such a complex role!

Pacino has a great passion for Shakespeare. If you haven’t seen his documentary Looking For Richard, please do so immediately. It is fascinating and wonderful and really shows his non-insaneviolentdrugdoingscarymafiacharacters side.

I would love to make a field trip up to the city this summer to check out the production…anyone want to be my travel buddy?

Also: Jesse L. Martin is in it. Yum.

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Written by Caroline Mincks

December 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM

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  1. I don’t need an excuse to go to NYC, but a trip with you would be oh my god so much fun. I’m in!

    Melanie

    December 9, 2009 at 4:04 PM

  2. Me too! Let’s make it happen!

    bard365

    December 9, 2009 at 6:41 PM

  3. Let me know when you have the dates and I’ll book things.

    Melanie

    December 10, 2009 at 10:16 AM


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