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Le Marchand de Venise

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Even allowing for its translation into modern French, this is a remarkably unfaithful adaptation of William Shakespeare's [[Feature~V149860~The Merchant of Venice~themerchantofvenice]]. The central role of the usurious Shylock is played by [[Performer~P111571~Michel Simon~michelsimon]], who manages to convey both the menace and the pathos of the character without lapsing into a broad Jewish stereotype. Portia, the heroine who disguises herself as a male attorney to save her beloved from Shylock's wrath...more

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