The Sun: When mercy and justice compete

My most recent column, inspired by the KL Shakespeare Players‘ recent production of Bard’s “The Merchant of Venice“. In fact, the play was so well done, I put aside another column idea because I was so inspired by it:

It is funny how and when the penny drops. Watching the local production of The Merchant of Venice by our local troop Shakespeare Demystified, Portia’s famous speech in Act IV moved me to reflect. She says, “Though justice be thy plea, consider this: that in the course of justice none of us should see salvation. We do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.”

Shakespeare needs to be alive, and these actors were really amazing in the show. I look forward to their production of Macbeth in May 2017. And you should go too!

For more on my column, see here. For the pdf download, go here.

Do you like Shakespeare? What’s your favourite play?