Arty stuff, nighttime

by Lisa July. 13, 2011 2594 views

I saw a riveting performance of “The Merchant of Venice” last night with a friend - I have to admit that I'd never seen it before. In case you haven't either: the play is difficult to watch because the protagonists and their friends are so overtly antisemitic - particularly since the play it ends like your usual feigned-identity sort of romantic play. So the structure of the play itself is offputting, forcing one to be sympathetic to a group of characters who really don't deserve it (though of course the Jewish character isn't pristine either). Disturbing.

Here we have an interior of the theatre and a couple of interesting things that I saw in the dark on the way home.

Escher goes to the theatre

Shadows of leaves on marble

Bigtime art warning

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Snkysally 5 years, 10 months ago

I really like that last pic.

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Moxie 5 years, 10 months ago

A short skirt could get you into all kinds of, erm, trouble on that staircase.

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Portreeslim 5 years, 10 months ago

Was Escher the emcee?

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Stav1 5 years, 10 months ago

A major project of mine in college was a scene from Merchant...having flashbacks...generally I don't like the play, for obnoxious Venetians I much prefer Othello;-) But I don't think I've ever seen the whole thing done!

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Quailia 5 years, 10 months ago

Merchant of Venice is one of my favourites, but that might be because the first time I saw it Shylock was astonishingly good - and my mother said she'd never seen the character played so sincerely.

Anyway love #3

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Iguana 5 years, 10 months ago

1 is very nice art.

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