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Shakespeare gets a shakeup

Written by Kelsey Perrett
Shakespeare for the Masses is an Island institution, known for appropriating the Bard’s plays as quick and easy-to-understand comedies. Since 2008, co-creators Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy have adapted a number of Shakespearean dramas, even challenging tragedies such as “King Lear” and “Julius Caesar.” However, on this particular adaptation, “The Merchant of Venice,” they faced a new kind of challenge: How do you make comedy out of a play that might be a little racist? Click here to read there rest of the article on mvtimes.com
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