Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 286. Friday, 30 October 1992.
Date: Friday, Oct. 30, 1992, 15:03:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [Symposium on *The Merchant of Venice*]
On Friday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m., a symposium on *The Merchant of
Venice* will be held at the City Bar Association, 42 West 44nd
Street, New York City. It is sponsored by the Law and Humanities
Institute and the City Bar Association.
The symposium will be in two parts. It begins at 3:00 and goes till 5:30,
when there is an hour and a half dinner break. Papers by Shakespeareans
Lawrence Danson, Jay Halio, Clayton Kalb, Susan Oldrieve, and Charles
Spinosa will be followed by presentations by theater experts Peter Alscher
and Charles Siegel, and then lawyers Paul Gewirtz, Carrie Menkel-Meadow,
David Saxe, and Richard Weisberg. Dan Kornstein will moderate.
The second part of the symposium will begin a 7 p.m. and will feature a
dramatic reading of acts 4-5 by a professional acting troup, the Peter Royston
Players. The assembled speakers wuill then comment on their performance
and the approach they have taken to the play.
The symposium is open and free to the public, and all interested
SHAKSPERians are invited to attend. For further information, please call
Dan Kornstein at 212-418-8610.