Israeli Rendition of a Classic Shakespeare Play Is Perfect. That's the Problem

'The Merry Wives of Windsor' has a larger-than-life figure, Hebrew translation by an iconic playwright, and laughs galore. But our critic was left asking: Why must it be?

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On paper, the choice of a play is a necessary but not sufficient condition for success in the theater. And who’s going to complain about a theater that stages Shakespeare? Certainly not the likes of me....