Pacino to Play Shylock in NYC

If you happen to be in New York City in the summer of 2010 — or are just looking for a good excuse to go — be sure and catch one of the world’s finest actors doing what he loves to do: restore credibility sanity by playing a character with a little more, you know, substance.

The LA Times is reporting that Al Pacino is set to play reprise the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in Central Park!

(But will he go undercover? That’s what we really want to know, isn’t it? Shylock, LAPD’s finest on the case. Cracking down on vice in Venice, CA. Hey, if Leonardo DiCaprio can play a modern Romeo… couldn’t Robert DeNiro be cast as well? Somebody call Baz, quick!)

How nice must it be to have Shakespeare to fall back on when you read script after script of flat, cliched parts?



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