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Goodman *MV* and *MV* Question
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0833. Saturday, 22 October 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Arthur Pearson <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Oct 1994 10:44:50 -0600
        Subj:   Goodman Merchant
 
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Oct 1994 09:27:00 ADT
        Subj:   Merchant of Venice...
 
 
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From:           Arthur Pearson <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Oct 1994 10:44:50 -0600
Subject:        Goodman Merchant
 
To Sallie Cooper
 
>PS:Has anyone seen any of Shakespeare's plays produced with mixed media? i.e.
>specifically, video format of past scenes etc.  How effective did these
>presentations seem to be?  Thanks,  Sallie
 
The current Merchant of Venice at the Goodman Theatre makes much use of TV
monitors both on stage and in the audience.  (See NY Times Review Oct 18). For
instance Shylock does his "Hath not a Jew eyes" speech entirely upstage, a
video camera the only direct witness to his performance.  The rest of the
audience must content itself with the image of Shylock via monitors.  A
statement about our society, perhaps, but altogether theatrically and
dramatically unsastisfying.  Concept not realization. Intellectual, not
visceral.
 
Arthur Pearson
Great Lakes Protection Fund

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Date:           Friday, 21 Oct 1994 09:27:00 ADT
Subject:        Merchant of Venice...
 
Good morrow to you all!
 
I have but one simple question, but I feel it should be asked (it was brought
up in a 3rd yr Shakespeare class).  What is Bassanio's potential as a tragic
hero?
 
That's All From The Home Front From The Studious Student
 

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