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"The Merchant of Venice" at Latvian National Theatre

Publicity photo.
 The young director Aiks Karapetjans' staging of William Shakespeare's tragic comedy "The Merchant of Venice" at the Lavian National Theatre.

Set design by Aigars Ozoliņš, costume design by Kristīne Pasternaka, lighting by Igors Kapustins.

Starring Uldis Dumpis, Normunds Laizāns, Kaspars Zvīgulis, Madara Saldovere, Ieva Aniņa, Madara Botmane, Jānis Skanis, Gundars Grasbergs, Jānis Vimba, Jānis Āmanis.

Shakespeare's masterpiece written in 1596 is as topical as ever: lust for money, power and love is much the same as it was back in the 16th century.

Armenia-born director Aiks Karapetjan's makes his theatrical debut following his memorable opera and film debuts.
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