Try digitalPLUS for 10 days only $0.99

Topics

Ian McKellen
Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond add star power to Folger Consort's 'Merchant of Venice' program
Derek Jacobi, Samantha Bond add star power to Folger Consort's 'Merchant of Venice' program

There was no shortage of sheer aural pleasure during the Folger Consort's program the other day, an imaginative blend of music and text focusing on "The Merchant of Venice." Performed Friday night at Strathmore and set to be repeated this weekend at Shakespeare's Globe in London, the venture had two things going for it right off the bat -- the Consort's well-known, high-level musicianship, and a superb quartet of actors for the readings. I've had a near-awe of Derek Jacobi ever since encountering the BBC's "I, Claudius" for the first time. (I'm such a fan that I got through -- and even started to enjoy -- "Vicious," his...

Loading

52°