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Re: Portrayals of Shylocks
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0491  Monday, 13 March 2000.

[1]     From:   James J. Lombardi <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Mar 2000 14:49:04 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0465 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks

[2]     From:   Roger Gross <
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        Date:   Friday, 10 Mar 2000 16:46:39 -0600 (CST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks

[3]     From:   Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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        Date:   Saturday, 11 Mar 2000 13:24:57 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks


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From:           James J. Lombardi <
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Date:           Friday, 10 Mar 2000 14:49:04 -0500
Subject: 11.0465 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0465 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks

Not to be overlooked was Hal Holbrook's Shylock last year at the
Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Playing Shylock in proud
dejection Mr. Holbrook brought a depth of Jewish culture to the part
that was fascinating and painful to watch.  Mr. Holbrook somehow
conveyed the spirit of a Venetian citizen not permitted to own property
in his own state.  During the performance he once recited a moving
prayer in Hebrew and no doubt benefited from his extensive consult with
a nearby Jewish Community Center.

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Date:           Friday, 10 Mar 2000 16:46:39 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks

Here is another possibility re. playing Shylock which might complement
the Barton book:  in PLAYERS OF SHAKESPEARE (ed. Philip Brockbank,
Cambridge UP, 1985), Patrick Stewart talks of his experiences in
developing the role for the Royal Shakespeare.

This book and its sequel are rich sources.  Michael Pennington's piece
about his Hamlet is particularly good.

Roger Gross
U. of Arkansas

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From:           Kenneth S. Rothwell <
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Date:           Saturday, 11 Mar 2000 13:24:57 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0478 Re: Portrayals of Shylocks

Films for the Humanities in Princeton, NJ, listed "Exploring a
Character" with Suchet and Stewart playing Shylock (51 mins. col.
$89.95) in a recent catalogue. Call 1-800-257-5126. Ken Rothwell
 

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