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Shakespeare meets the Mafia

In christening shalt thou have two godfathers…                                                                                  (Act IV, Scene 1)

The Merchant of New York is a fast-paced re-imagining of ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Shakespeare’s notorious courtroom drama. Rewritten entirely in blank verse, Cracked Shakespeare’s new, ingenious production offers up a taut, roller coaster ride, where  characters veer wildly off script, nothing is quite as it seems, and the mystery behind Shylock’s infamous demand for a pound of Flesh is finally  revealed. Continue reading Shakespeare meets the Mafia