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Spielberg's 'The BFG' Parallels Another Friendly Outcast

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In District Merchants, Akeem Davis plays Lance, a freed slave who has a crisis of conscience when he learns his boss, Shylock, may have been involved in the slave trade. Teresa Wood/Courtesy of the Folger Theatre hide caption

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This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

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Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Invites New Members

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

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In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

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