The Merchant of Venice at Arcosanti

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The Merchant of Venice at Arcosanti

The Merchant of Venice is well remembered for the racial and religious bigotry it portrays. However, it is also a romantic comedy with perhaps the most eloquent defense of mercy ever penned in the English language. Summary: While the lovely Portia plays "bachelorette" with suitors from all over the world, the Jewish money-lender Shylock demands a pound of flesh as payment of a debt. The Merchant of the title, Antonio, invests all his free capital in risky ventures. In order to help his friend Bassanio win Portia, Antonio borrows money from Shylock who he has systematically disparaged as a Jew and money lender for years. While romances blossom, Antonio waits for his ships to come in. When the ships fail to arrive, Shylock takes him to court to demand a pound of his flesh.

The ensuing courtroom scene raises questions about justice, mercy, and the limits of contractual obligation. About Laark About Arcosanti Arcosanti, begun in 1970, continues to be developed as an experiential learning center, walk-through demonstration of how to pursue efficient “lean” alternatives to urban sprawl. Paolo Soleri’s concept of compact city design, ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY), saves resources and improves quality of life for all. FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Private transportation arrangements are required. Arcosanti has free parking.   What can I bring into the event? Chairs are provided but you may bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on the ground if you prefer.
The performance is outside, so preparing for the weather and bringing water are encouraged.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact us at   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? An electronic image is fine. Save the paper.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes   Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes. Tickets are fully transferrable.  .

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