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  • Melancholy and an Intimate Sadness

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Piero Cividalli's paintings call to mind decayed Italian frescos and prehistoric art. But these nods to the past are woven through Cividalli's artistic vision, emerging as finished pieces both intelligent and original.

    A muted palette washes faces into their backgrounds as they stare...

  • Defending Shylock

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Since the Holocaust, "The Merchant of Venice" -- which opens Sunday at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum -- has been Shakespeare's most controversial play. The story of Shylock, the moneylender who demands his "pound of flesh," has been lauded by some as humanistic and condemned by...