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Jeremiah Kissel (in black, as Shylock) and Stephen Benson (as the Duke of Venice) rehearse at Midway Studios. Jeremiah Kissel (in black, as Shylock) and Stephen Benson (as the Duke of Venice) rehearse at Midway Studios. (Essdras M. Suarez/Globe Staff)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / November 9, 2008

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The trial is about to begin. The cast has gathered in a former dock warehouse to rehearse "The Merchant of Venice," and it is time for the Duke of Venice to summon Shylock. (Full article: 1453 words)

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