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Review: ‘Everything That Never Happened’ reconsiders ‘The Merchant of Venice’ through a Jewish perspective

Of course, Kubzansky is working from solid material, namely Sarah B. Mantell’s intriguing new play, which reconsiders Shakespeare’s text from a Jewish perspective with the added element of a blistering feminist bent. Given a less authoritative approach, Mantell’s time-hopping, character-driven piece could have blurred into a muddle, but Kubzansky sensitively builds from the play’s initially comedic moments to something very much akin to tragedy.